Accra, Sept. 14, GNA – A group of Branch
Executives belonging to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have
called on all former President Mahama Loyalists now contesting him to rather
support the candidature of Mr Alban Bagbin.
“We call on Prof Joshua Alabi, Lawyer Goosie
Tanoh, Dr. Ekwow Spio Gbrah, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, Mr Kweku Rickets Hagan,
Lawyer Elikplim Agbemava, Alhaji Nurudeen Iddrissu, Mr. Dotse Kuwadah and
Mr.Stephen Atubiga, to step down and support Mr Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin,”
Mr. Joseph Amekortu, a branch Chairman said in a News conference in Accra.
Flanked by Mrs. Cynthia Nuvorvor, a branch
Women organizer and other executives, he told a throng of other branch
executives and journalists that the nine other aspirants had spoken loudly with
their action that NDC needed a change.
However, of all the aspirants contesting to
remove the NDC from the hands of Mr Mahama, he said Mr Bagbin was the most
popular and the one with the hearts and minds of not only party delegates, but
also ordinary Ghanaians.
“There is the saying that, ’My friend’s enemy,
is my enemy;’ we know that all of you the other aspirants have a cordial
relationship with Mr Bagbin to wrestle power in 2020.
“Do you not think, then, that the proper thing
to do is to step down and support your own obvious choice?” Mr. Amekortu asked
rhetorically to thunderous applause from a throng of Branch Executives
attending the conference.
He called them “to use their resources to
support the most winnable candidate- Bagbin to win power in 2020 reiterating
their decision to declare intent to run for the Flagbearereship achieved its
purpose of showing to the whole world that the majority in the NDC wanted a
In an unprecedented turn of events, as many as
ten people have declared intent to run for the 2020 flagbearwrship.
Mr. Amekortu said, the unprecedented number of
Flagbearer aspirants was a clear message that the party wanted a change from
On her part, Mrs. Cynthia Nuvorvor, advised
former President Mahama to see reason and step out of the 2020 flagbearership
race.“It is not too late because nominations have not been opened yet. Like our
elders say, the best time to leave the stage is when the applause is loudest.”
Mrs Nuvorvor urged the former President to
learn from the large number of people wanting to replace him as party leader
and understand the need for a change.