- Alban Bagbin has alleged that certain persons are trying to derail his 2020 presidential ambition
- He says they are 'digging up dirt' on him in an effort to ruin his campaign
The Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo, Alban Bagbin has raised suspicions that his ambition to contest the 2020 presidential candidacy, is being sabotaged.
According to Bagbin, who is also a former Health Minister, his saboteurs are using the controversy surrounding the $2.4 million dollar contract for the 200 ambulances, of which 30 are unable to function properly, as their avenue by which to bring him down.
Speaking at his 60th Birthday party, and commemoration of his Silver Jubilee as a politician, Mr. Bagbin stated, “I know today as I sit here, right from the day I was born that I am being investigated up to the time I held this position as Second Deputy Speaker [of Parliament] because some people have heard that I will contest 2020. So, they will try to get anything that is called dirt to throw at me so that I will not be marketable. God is watching all of us.”
In a report by Accra FM, the MP indicated that he is ready to join the presidential race for 2020, and outlined his ambition to contest for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress in the next election period.
Bagbin noted that his vast experience in the political activities in the country, coupled with the fact that he has mentored the former President, John Mahama and the current president, Nana Akufo-Addo, are enough qualifications for him to run in the next election period.
Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the NDC, Kofi Adams, has advised the Nadowli MP to cease his open declarations of seeking to run for flagbearer of the NDC in 2020.
According to Kofi Adams, the party is still recovering from its heavy defeat at the 2016 elections, as such, these comments by Bagbin and other aspiring flagbearers could hurt the party.
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