On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Former President John Mahama announced his bid to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as flagbearer.
His comments drew mixed reactions from a cross-section of Ghanaians who expressed varying opinions about his declaration.
His decision to contest, however, did not go down well with some members of his own party, and they are determined to ensure that he does not achieve his objective.
1. Augustus Goosie Tanoh
Augustus Tanoh is a Ghanaian politician and international businessman who has served in both public and private sectors in his country Ghana.
He formed the National Reform Party, a breakaway group from the National Democratic Congress. He has declared his intent to contest as NDC's flagbearer.
2. Alban Kingsford Sumanu Bagbin
Alban Bagbin is currently the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli West.
He has also declared his intention to contest as NDC's flagbearer, and certainly will not want John Mahama to win.
3. Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Spio-Garbrah served as Director-General of the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO). He has served in several ministerial capacities. and is aiming to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections.
4. Mr Sylvester Adinam Mensah.
Sylvester Mensah previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). He now aims to be NDC's flagbearer with regard to the 2020 elections.
5. Professor Joshua Alabi
Professor Alabi served as the first Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra. An accomplished academician, he is now seeking to be NDC's flagbearer for the 2020 elections.
6. Mr George Kwaku Ricketts-Hagan
Ricketts-Hagan was the Deputy Minister of Finance during the John Mahama administration. He has also declared his intention to be NDC's flagbearer for the 2020 elections.
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