The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will today February 23, 2019 vote to elect their flag-bearer to represent the party in the upcoming 2020 general Election.
Over 260,000 delegates of the NDC will be voting across the 275 constituencies in the country to elect a leader who must win with a simple majority of the votes. Seven aspirants are contesting for the flagbearer position.
There are former President John Dramani Mahama, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin; former Vice Chancellor of University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi; former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah.
The rest are a former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah; businessman, Alhaji Nurideen Iddrisu, and a cadre, Mr Goosie Tanoh.
The election will be supervised by the electoral commission. According to the party, all is set for the election to take place in all the party’s constituencies nationwide.
Ahead of the polls, professor Alabi has claimed there are attempts to compromise the process in favour of one of the candidates – Mahama has endured such accusations from supporters of the other candidates.
He told the media on Friday there is evidence to suggest an attempt to compromise the polls.
“Some of the seals to some of the boxes sent to the constituencies for the polls have been removed an that is a source of worry to us. Example again is at Prampram where our people noticed that the seals to the boxes have been broken and we think that our party should be able to go beyond these things in an internal contest, they are not right for a free and fair election,” he said.