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NDC Primaries: All set for presidential primaries today

By Mutala Yakubu
NDC Primaries: All set for presidential primaries today

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will today February 23, 2019 vote to elect their flag-bearer to represent the party in the upcoming 2020 Election.

Over 280,000 delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are expected to cast their vote today at various centres across the country.

The NDC says all is set for the election to take place in all the party’s constituencies nationwide and will be conducted by the country’s electoral body, the Electoral Commission.

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.

As part of the party’s resolve to conduct a peaceful presidential primary, the Administrator at the party’s headquarters, Mr Prince Addo, also said the party had decided to liaise with the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to provide adequate security for the entire seven contestants, delegates and observers that would throng the various voting centres in the country.

“We have already met with the Inspector General of Police, Mr David Asante-Appeatu and ironed out the formalities that would see the deployment of enough police personnel for the Saturday election,” he said.

According to Mr Addo, the party had written to all the executive members and leaders in all constituencies to adhere to the security directives and give the police enough room to do their work.

He warned that any individual or groups that might ignore the directive would do so at their own risk.

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