- A new face has emerged on the political scene, hoping to beat both former President John Mahama and other contenders for the NDC presidential primaries
- Ernest Kobeah, a 43-year-old businessman says he is the right person to the lead the party and the country
- He wants Ghanaian youth to support his bid to lead the country when presidential elections open in 2024
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Ernest Kwaku Kobeah, a 43-year-old Ghanaian businessman living in the United Kingdom, has disclosed his intention to contest the opposition NDC presidential primaries scheduled for November 2022.
Mr Kobeah has said he can beat former President John Mahama, tipped to win the NDC presidential primaries ahead of the 2024 elections.
Although former Finance Minister and business mogul, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has also been working hard to lead the party into the 2024 presidential elections, Mr Kobeah says he will pull a surprise.
“I am the new face to challenge former President John Dramani Mahama in the NDC Presidential slot. With my expertise in development, I am hopeful the country will be in the right direction,” he posted on his Facebook page.
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Mr Kobeah has been living in the UK for over 20 years.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh in an exclusive interview, he said because of his exemplary life in the UK, he has gained recognition from the UK government.
“I am one of the few Africans who has gained respect from the government because of my work,” he said.
He is confident that if given the nod by Ghanaians, he would bring his expertise in sanitation, construction and security to bear for Ghana’s benefit.
“My firm, City Expert Groups has built so many skyscrapers in the United Kingdom that has stood the test of time, and I am ready to build Ghana too into a strong tower,” he said.
Ex Gratia: John Mahama Promises To Review Constitution On Entitlements For Article 71 Office Holders
Meanwhile, in a separate story YEN.com.gh reported that former President John Mahama has disclosed that he would work hard to review the entitlements for Article 71 office holders, including the controversial ex gratia.
Parliamentarians, senior members of the Judiciary, Executive office holders and selected public servants come under the "Article 71 office holders."
They are called Article 71 office holders because they draw their salaries and other benefits from the Consolidated Fund. A controversial provision for this category of office holders is the ex gratia.
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