Kojo Bonsu pulls out of the race to lead the NDC into 2020 elections

Kojo Bonsu pulls out of the race to lead the NDC into 2020 elections

YEN.com.gh sources indicate that a former mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu has pulled out of the flagbearer contest of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). The businessman was one of the earliest contenders.

Bonsu who had not yet picked his nomination forms, has not given a reason for his decision.

Mynewsgh.com however reports that Bonsu declared his intention support the party and eventual winner when it goes for the contest later in January 2019.

In a letter addressed to the general public, the former Kumasi mayor wrote: "I want to express my sincere thanks to my advisers, campaign team, friends, volunteers and loyal supporters...I am honoured and humbled that you placed your trust in me."

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that another flagbearer aspirant of NDC, Elikplim Agbemava, has pulled out of the race to lead the party.

He said he stepped down in order to support John Mahama’s bid to lead the party in 2020.

Mr. Agbemeva was one of 11 candidates who had declared their intention to becoming the NDC’s presidential candidate.

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The NDC's initial nomination fee total of GHC 420,000 had been a headache for many of the contestants.

Some of them, including Bonsu, pleaded with former president Jerry Rawlings to intervene in the situation.

It would however seem that frontrunner John Mahama has had no problems at all raising the money. He is ably supported by 96 of the NDC's sitting lawmakers.

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