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NDC sets date for next year to elect presidential candidate

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Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has slated 19 January 2019, for the party’s presidential primaries to elect the presidential candidate to lead the party for the 2020 general elections.

The announcement on Thursday, 29 November 2018, followed the National Executive Council meeting held in Accra to fix the date for the presidential primaries to elect a leader to lead the party for the 2020 general elections.

The presidential primaries was earlier scheduled for 7 December 2018, but for some reasons, it has been rescheduled to be held in January to give ample time for the aspirants to campaign.

Already, the presidential aspirants including former President John Dramani Mahama; the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, a former Deputy Finance Minister, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan are among those who have declared their intention to contest the primaries and have for the past two months crisscrossing the country soliciting support from potential delegates for the January event.

Others, who have stepped up their campaign to lead the party, include the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Prof Joshua Alabi; a former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah; a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah, a former Metropolitan Chief Excutive of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu; Nurudeen Iddrisu; Stephen Atubiga and Goosie Tanoh all key figures in the party.

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