- The former finance minister has however remained tight-lipped about his plans for the race
- Reports indicate that Dr Duffour continued to support the party, event after leaving public office
- Former president John Mahama is yet to openly declare his intentions to run again as flag bearer
Reports reaching YEN indicate that top guns in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are lacing up their boots for a showdown with former president John Mahama.
They have expressed interest in leading the party into the 2020 general elections.
Names that have popped up include Dr Kwabena Duffuor, a former minister of Finance, and currently president of the House of Duffuor Assets (HODA) group.
Others are the immediate past Vice – Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi, the current minority leader in parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, a former minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekow Spio Garbrah and a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah.
Dr Duffuor, who was again at a point in time a governor of the Bank of Ghana, had earlier brushed aside reports that he was interested in the race, but associates claim he could very likely change his mind.
The reason for his approach, according to sources, is that the soft – spoken financial expert is determined to avoid being caught up in speculations about his next line of action, but prefers to consult party bigwigs on the way forward.
It is alleged that event though it appears as if he has been silent on political issues since his exit from government, he has been supporting the party, especially in the Ashanti region, where he hails from.
The others, have however, reportedly intensified their campaign in a bid to claim the top prize as flagbearer next year.
Former president Mahama, has however been silent about his next line of action, as calls for his return into the political limelight have received no firm response.
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