NDC postpone presidential primaries to 2019 due to cost effects on the party

NDC postpone presidential primaries to 2019 due to cost effects on the party

The man to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the elections of 2020 will not be known until March 3, 2019. This is a postponement of the presidential primaries from December 7 of this year.

Mynewsgh.com reports that it has sighted a leaked document that points to the effect that the proposal has been unanimously agreed upon, presumably by the candidates.

The consideration for this has been cited as the cost this puts on the party after running two legs of party elections already this year.

The election period will see the NDC electing both a presidential candidate and its 275 parliamentary candidates in the subsequent constituencies.

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Former president John Mahama is seen as the frontrunner in the quest for the NDC to elect a flagbearer. Photo credit: Mynewsgh.com
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A draft election timetable according to Mynewsgh.com indicates that both Presidential and Parliamentary Candidates who qualify after vetting will be given about 7 weeks to campaign across the country engaging delegates on voter education on the ballot.

The NDC’s presidential and parliamentary primaries will be a historic one in Ghana’s democracy since about 270,000 delegates are expected to vote on the day.

That number will be the highest ever to participate in a limited delegates elections within a political party.

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Over 10 people are expected to contest for the right to lead the NDC into the elections of 2020.

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