- There is currently some seeming tension in the NDC on who will lead the party in the general elections in 2020
- But spokesperson for the former Trade Minister says, Spio will contest the 2020 NDC presidential contest
The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s primaries to elect who becomes the party’s presidential candidate for the 2020 polls will “surely” have Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbra in contention.
This is according to the former minister for Trade and Industry’s aid and spokesperson, Kwaku Tawiah Ampah.
Ranking members of the NDC are reportedly currently divided on who becomes the party’s presidential candidate going into the 2020 elections, with the names of Dr. Spio Garbrah and Alban Bagbin being mooted.
Majority of the party’s members, though, believe erstwhile president John Mahama must be allowed to contest unopposed if he declares his intentions to stand.
However, speaking in an interview with Citi FM, aid to Dr. Spio Garbrah, Kwaku Tawiah Ampah has given strong indications that the former minister will contest for the NDC’s flagbearership come 2018.
According to him, even if John Mahama returns to contest, his boss will still challenge him, adding that he “can assure” of Dr. Spio Garbra’s intentions to contest the former president.
“What it means is that we should give the former president a courtesy of either refusing or deciding to run as a respect for his presidency and the fact that he was the leader of the NDC… But this doesn’t mean that Dr. Spio Garbrah will not run,” he remarked.
It is currently unknown how many more persons in the NDC habour ambitions of contesting for the party’s flagbearership, however, with this latest disclosure, the race is bond to heat up the more.
John Mahama, though, is yet to declare whether he will stand or not.
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