Prof. Kwesi Botchwey dismisses reports over joining NDC Chairmanship race

By Hagar Ofosua
Prof Kwesi Botchwey

A statement from Kwesi Botchwey has in a statement dismissed reports of his intentions to contest for the chairmanship position of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) in their upcoming National Congress.

  Portions of the statement read,"The office wants to put it on record that, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorised any person to pick a form on his behalf, or has he ever considered contesting for the office of NDC National Chairman. 

“We consider this act by some faceless people as desperate, wicked, and devious with the intent of portraying him as inconsistent with his decisions, and a deliberate attempt to create confusion in the mind of his teeming supporters.”

An Earlier report from Accra- based Joy FM noted that some persons had gone to pick up forms in the name of Profesor Kwesi Botchwey, thereby suggesting his intent to contest for the party's chairmanship slot.

The statement further noted that investigations will be conducted into persons who picked up the forms on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in the name of Professor Botchwey

He, however, added that he will later declare his intentions on the position he would like to serve in the Party, it is however unclear what this position would be.

FROM THE OFFICE OF PROFESSOR KWESI BOTCHWEY

27/08/18

The office of Professor Kwesi Botchwey received with surprise the news being carried by myjoyonline news portal that, he has picked a form to contest for the office of National Chairman in the upcoming NDC congress slated for later this year

The office wants to put it on record that, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorised any person to pick a form on his behalf, or has he ever considered contesting for the office of NDC National Chairman. 

We consider this act by some faceless people as desperate, wicked, and devious with the intent of portraying him as inconsistent with his decisions, and a deliberate attempt to create confusion in the mind of his teeming supporters. 

The office shall investigate and report this conduct to the National Executive Committee to bring to book the persons behind this desperate conduct to book.

In the coming days, Professor Kwesi Botchwey shall publicly declare his intention and the capacity in which he will decide to lead the party for victory 2020. We want to assure our teeming supporters that Prof. Kwesi Botchey remains resolute to the agenda agreed on.

 Signed

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