- Another respected member of the NDC has 'disown' John Mahama ahead of 2020 elections
- Ken Dzirasah has declared his full support for Prof Joshua Alabi who is contesting Mahama
A top ranking member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ken Dzirasah has kicked against former President John Mahama to seek re-election in the 2020 election on the ticket of the party.
According to the former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, it will difficulty in marketing Mahama stems from the NDC losing the 2016 elections which has informed his decision to back Professor Joshua Alabi for the contest.
To this effect, Mr Dzirasah says he and another NDC stalwart, Ambassador Victor Gbeho have thrown their weight behind Professor Alabi's campaign, describing him as the fresh face the NDC needs to unseat the New Patriotic Party.
"I would want to say that after several reflections about the way forward for the National Democratic Congress, myself and my big brother Ambassador Gbeho conducted a few investigations and came to the conclusion that the most marketable personality that could carry us into the year 2020 as a flagbearer is Professor Joshua Alabi," Mr Dzirasah told Accra-based Citi FM in an interview.
The top NDC man in his media interview added, "We have found in the man a personality that has all it takes, his achievements, his attitude towards the party and a host of other things. Another fact of the matter is that we need to market somebody that can take us for eight years without so we came to that conclusion".
The former South Tongu MP also insisted that only a fresh face will enable the NDC to overturn the massive deficit by which it lost the 2016 elections.
"Let us not forget that we have come from the backdrop of about 800,000 votes if we want to recover and come to the surface before we start fighting for the 10 million plus one vote. I think that is a yeoman's job and a fresh face will be a better opportunity for us to accomplish that," he said.
Meanwhile, a member of Prof Alabi's campaign team, Nii Amasah Namoale says they welcome the support from the NDC stalwarts and their confidence of his victory.
Nii Amasah Namoale further added, "We are very happy and we have to thank these two members of the NDC. They have seen a good thing and are telling Ghanaians that everybody should rally around Professor Joshua Alabi. 2020 will be very easy for us and we will win the presidency for eight years".
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