- Asiedu Nketia has said that it will be foolhardy for Bagbin to resign and contest as NDC flagbearer
- According to him, Bagbin’s chances of losing are very high
- Bagbin contested to be NDC flagbearer for the 2020 elections but woefully lost
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The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said that the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, may not contest for the opportunity to lead the party into the 2024 general elections.
Bagbin failed woefully in his bid to be the NDC’s flagbearer in the 2020 elections.
Speaking on Citi TV’s Face to Face, Asiedu Nketia said it will be foolhardy for Bagbin to resign from his speakership position to contest for NDC flagbearer when his chances of losing are extremely high.
“I don’t think that Bagbin will resign his position as a Speaker of Parliament to go and stand in the race to become the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress. If you were the third-ranked person in the country, will you resign from your position to go and stand contest in primaries?” Asiedu Nketia said.
“If he is there as a Speaker, he will be a Speaker for four years. Why would anybody resign from a speakership, two years in, go and contest presidential primaries where there is a high chance of losing and then go and stay home after losing the primaries for the two years when he can be a speaker for four years till the next election?” he added.
In other news, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, thanked Ghanaians for their inestimable support before, during, and after the 2020 general elections.
In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh that, Mensa said the support she had from Ghanaians helped her in organising free, fair, transparent, and “credible” elections.
“I do thank you for following me. With your support, together we can ensure that every election process is Free, Fair, Transparent, Peaceful, and Credible.
“Thank you once again and may God bless our homeland, Ghana, and make our nation great and strong,” the tweet read.
Jean Mensa’s appreciation tweet generated a lot of mixed reactions. Below are some of them as compiled by YEN.com.gh.
So you think you just tweeted something good. You will suffer before you die. God will punish you for what you have done to Ghanaians
God richly bless you madam beautiful for conducting a very transparent elections. You have proven that some women are tough
This is one of the reasons why I say that Jesus Christ will come but every one of us would be caught. None of us would see the beautiful kingdom. What is the fairness, transparent and credible in your work as EC boss so far?
I wonder and somebody will use God bless you on support of a liar, don't we fear God. We are not clean but we must learn to use God's name in a justice situation, not for stolen verdicts.
Jesus entered the Witness box against the Pharisees and scribes,
Job entered the Witness box against the devil, even Afari Gyan entered the Witness box against the mother Serpent of corruption, those who seek fairness don't run away from the Witness box
Jean, if you truly believe the December 7 elections were free, fair, peaceful, and credible then you are giving hypocrites a bad name. Crucially don’t use God’s name in vain.
Mensa declared President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
According to her December 9, 2020, declaration, the president defeated former President John Dramani Mahama in the said election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
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Source: Yen Newspaper