The National Democratic Congress (NDC), will later today, January 23, 2019, declare the result for its flagbearer vetting process held on January 22, 2019.
All seven flagbearer aspirants of the NDC faced the party’s vetting panel on Tuesday (Jan. 22. 2019) to be assessed for their readiness and ability to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
The seven are Alban Bagbin, Ekow Spio Garbrah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah and Goosie Tanoh and former President John Mahama.
The result of the vetting will indicate if all seven will in the end be on the ballot to be voted upon or whether some will be disqualified by virtue of their poor performance before the panel.
In an interview with James Klutse Avedzi, a member of the vetting committee by Citinews monitored by PrimeNewsGhana he stated,
“Whatever the committee comes up with, is the position of all the seven members of the committee. We are meeting on Wednesday to finalize on the report and then issue to NEC. When NEC accepts it, we will make the announcement whether a candidate has been disqualified or qualified.”
Meanwhile, a Deputy General Secretary of the party Barbara Asamoah said balloting for positions will be done later this morning.
According to her, “The vetting committee has scheduled 10 am in conjunction with the party’s election committee to have the balloting done. The aspirants can send their reps to come and pick their positions for them. Hopefully, by 10:30 am, all aspirants will know the position they will be on the ballot paper.”
Alban Bagbin, who was vetted first on Tuesday(Jan 22 2019) said he gave a good account of himself before the panel in the over 1-hour period they engaged him.
Mr Bagbin added that he is hopeful that he will sail successfully through the vetting process, and will eventually be given the nod to lead the party.
Bagbin’s vetting was followed by that of the former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra, Prof. Joshua Alabi, who told journalists that he was confident of being the eventual winner of the flagbearer elections.
John Mahama, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Goosie Tanoh, Sylvester Mensah and Ekwow Spio Garbrah also followed suit.