Politics of Monday, 19 November 2018
Kojo Bonsu, who is contesting 11 people for the flagbearership position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has predicted that a ‘Tsunami’ will hit the party during the upcoming presidential polls.
He stated categorically that he would emerge as winner of the impending presidential election of the party, stressing that his victory would come as a surprise to the party members.
“Some of the presidential candidates and their supporters have been talking and behaving lately as if victory is a done deal for them, but I would pull a major surprise which would shake the foundation of the party.
“You should all wait for the Tsunami that will hit the NDC during our party’s presidential election, which is just around the corner. I will win the important race and my victory would be like a Tsunami to some of the candidates and their supporters”.
Speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi of UTV during the NDC’s election on Saturday, Mr Bonsu, a former Kumasi Mayor, stated that nothing can stop his victory.
“I have finished touring four regions so far and the response and reception from our delegates was superb. Those four regions, I am convinced, are in the bag for me so I am confident that victory would surely come my way,” he stated.
“My chances are great, the NDC presidential election is a serious business so noise-making cannot decide the eventual winner.
The ex-Kumasi Mayor vehemently debunked rumours that he would step down at the eleventh-hour and throw his weight behind former President John Dramani Mahama, saying, “No way I am not quitting this race so don’t believe the rumours.”
According to him, he would never step down and back Mr. Mahama, saying that he would never waste his time, energy and resources to tour the country and withdraw from the race.
Kojo Bonsu, who was appointed by former President Mahama during the previous NDC administration, explained that “my decision to contest doesn’t mean that there is problem between me and Mr. Mahama; it’s rather deepening democracy in our dear NDC.”