Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies and failed National Democratic Congress presidential aspirant, Prof. Joshua Alabi, has already started campaigning for the winner of the party’s presidential primaries, John Dramani Mahama.
He has asked the other losing aspirants to support the party’s flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama to deliver victory for the NDC in 2020.
Speaking at a news conference, Prof. Alabi, who came second with a little over 3,000 votes in a contest of seven aspirants said with a united front will return the NDC to power in 2020.
“We now require leadership to achieve our goals and leadership requires everybody’s involvement. This is why we need all hands on deck. I am very confident that with the unity in our party, the NDC will win the 2020 election. I wish to use this opportunity to call on aspirants to contribute towards NDC agenda 2020.”
Spio, Sly, Bagbin others concede defeat; congratulate Mahama
Six presidential aspirants in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries conceded defeat even before the official declaration of the results.
Prof. Joshua Alabi, Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, Sylvester Mensah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Alban Bagbin and Goosie Tanoh called former President John Mahama, who emerged victorious to congratulate him.
The aspirants said the result was indicative of the overwhelming endorsement of the Former President, and there were no qualms whatsoever.
I’m deeply touched by overwhelming endorsement
John Mahama while delivering his victory speech after the declaration of the results said he has been touched by the overwhelming endorsement by the party.
“I’m deeply touched by the overwhelming endorsement I have received from the grassroots of the party. It is a call to action. I want to thank my fellow aspirants for the good fight they put up in this race. Their participation in this contest has exhibited that our party is the most democratic and peaceful in our country’s democracy today. Our journey to 2020 victory begins today.”
‘Nothing can stop our march to Flagstaff House in 2020’
The former president who is seeking a second term in the highest office of the land said the massive endorsement of his candidature means that the NDC is ready to snatch power from the governing New Patriotic Party in the 2020 polls.
He added that the NDC is united and poised for victory, saying nothing can stop their victory.
“…I want to serve notice to Ghana that from the outcome of this election, the NDC is strong. The NDC is united. The NDC is poised for victory in 2020. And nothing, absolutely nothing will stop our march towards Flagstaff House,” he added.
Meanwhile, all the six failed aspirants have also promised to rally behind Mahama to ensure the NDC’s victory in the upcoming general elections in 2020.
By: Marian Ansah & Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie| citinewsroom.com| Ghana