In less than 24 hours from now, the National Democratic Congress will elect its 2020 flagbearer, all in the bid to return to power.
Vying to drive the party’s bus into 2020 seven outstanding party members who have all played diverse roles in the party’s historical journey.
Those involved are former president John Mahama, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former Vice Chancellor of University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi.
There are also former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah, a cadre, Mr Goosie Tanoh and businessman, Alhaji Nurideen Iddrisu.
The party is using the most exhaustive electoral process ever seen in any political party with nearly 280,000 delegates across all 275 constituencies expected to cast their ballot.
All branch executives, constituency executives, regional executives, regional council of elders, MPs, former government appointees and founding members will have their say in Ghana’s most novel internal party primary.
But all eyes will also be on the party’s ability to pull this off without lamentable hitches and in recent times, without the involvement of party militias.
After a support was shot dead, allegedly by a member of the pro-NDC militia, ‘The Hawks’, there is palpable national resentment about the destabilising influence of party militias in a democratic state.
In response, the NDC has stressed it is fully relying on a distrusted police service, giving the highly criticised security agency an image redemption opportunity.
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