Kofi Adams Slams Bagbin, Alabi For Engaging In ‘Illegal’ Campaign

Some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who have expressed interest in contesting the flag-bearership position are said to be illegally campaigning.

The likes of Prof Joshua Alabi, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Alban Bagbin and Sylvester Mensah, through the media, had each made their intentions known and had directly or indirectly named a few reasons why they would be better leaders of the party during the 2020 election.

But National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams, during an interview with TV3 in Accra yesterday, said such activities were not in line with the party’s constitution.

He also mentioned that the party had a timetable for the nomination of members for various positions ahead of the 2020 poll, stating with emphasis that nominations were not yet opened and so as it stands the party has no aspirant for any of the categories.

“The party has not opened nominations for a position that you are indicating that you want to aspire. Any true party person should spend much more time to understand this. Especially that we have announced a timetable,” he noted.

Mr Adams said as it stands the party only recognised former President John Dramani Mahama because of his history as the former President of the country.

“We don’t have any aspirants. We have not opened nominations. So at this point, we are not recognising aspirants, we are recognising people who have served. President Mahama was a former President of this country and the immediate past leader of our party, so we give that due recognition to him,” he said.

General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, some months ago, said the NDC’s constitution required that a flag-bearer be elected two years before elections when in opposition.

The Daily Guide newspaper reported him as saying, “By the close of next year, which is 2018, our presidential candidate for the 2020 presidential election, would have been elected. Our constitution instructs us to do so, and that is exactly what we will do.”

The NDC suffered a massive defeat in the 2016 election as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) headed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won with over a million votes.