Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper East Region, are advocating the election of second deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, as the party’s 2020 presidential candidate because he can win over intellectuals.
According to them, Bagbin as a presidential candidate in 2020 would easily woo educated Ghanaians to vote for the party.
A statement signed by Atorewe Weadam, a leading member of the NDC in the Upper East Region in Accra, said Bagbin’s intellectual appeal is evidenced in the large number of awards that he has received from intellectual bodies.
The statement said: “Mr ASK Bagbin is himself an intellectual and, the weight of his voice and advice is seen in the way many fellow intellectuals listen to him when he speaks. NDC is a party for the masses, but the truth is that the intellectual base of Ghana keeps growing and we need this critical mass of Ghanaians on our side.
It continued: “With Mr Bagbin already being the toast of the intellectual class of our country, we will be doing ourselves a lot of good if we elect him as flagbearer for 2020 since he would easily attract the ‘book long people’, which has mostly voted for the NPP, to the NDC.”
One intellectual association, Weadam pointed out, was the Global Institute for Leadership Capacity Building, which awarded Mr Bagbin the Governance and Leadership Excellence award for 2016.
In that award, the citation read: “For over two decades, you have been pivotal in preserving the heritage of Ghana’s Parliament and her political landscape as well. You have done this by demonstrating astuteness and acuity in governance and political leadership."
Mr. Weadam, therefore, called on delegates of the party to vote massively for him to lead the NDC into 2020.
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