Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the current administrations Minister of Youth and Sports, has stated that Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah, who is currently Minister of trade and industry, is too old to contest for the 2020 National Democratic Congress flag-bearer position.
According to the outgoing youth and sports minister, the National Democratic Congress does not entertain people of an advanced age for the flag-bearer position.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr FM, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, a Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodoo constituency, stated that any presidential ambitions Spio Garbrah had will not materialize because the party would prefer a younger candidate.
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“Age is not on his side, it’s very important for us as a party that if were choosing a Presidential candidate we should look at who we choose. I think he’s more than 60 years.With NDC we’ll choose somebody who can be there for eight years. That’s what we’ll be looking at.”
This comes after the likes of Ashanti Regional Minister, Alexander Ackon, endorsed President Mahama for the NDC flag-bearer position to contest the 2020 general elections.