- Former Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has dismissed reports that he is ready to contest as national chairman of the NDC
- He said that such reports are desperate, wicked, and devious
- He added that Professor Botchwey will reveal his next political move in the coming months
Former Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has descended on people spreading rumours that he intends to contest as National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to a statement released from his office, such reports are untrue and should be disregarded by members of the party.
Professor Botchwey, who is allegedly getting ready to contest as the flagbearer of the party, stated that he has not asked anyone to pick such forms for him.
He added that the reports came to him as a surprise, as he was aiming for something higher.
“The office wants to put it on record that Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorized 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 statement said.
The statement further added that the former minister’s camp “shall investigate and report this conduct to the National Executive Committee to bring to book the persons behind this desperate conduct.”
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that the forms were picked by people close to former President John Mahama, who is staging a comeback for the NDC’s flagbearership slot.
The highest position in the NDC, according to the party’s constitution, is the National Chairman but once a flagbearer is elected, the leadership mantle is given to him or her to steer affairs.
YEN.com.gh understands that some people in Former President John Mahama’s camp are behind the decision to pick the forms for Professor Botchwey.
Professor Botchwey’s camp added that he will unveil his next political move in a few days’ time.
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Source: Yen Ghana