A flag-bearer aspirant of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Ekwow Spio Garbrah, has said the NDC has a brighter chance of winning the 2020 general election if he is elected as the party’s flag bearer.
He stated that: “What is important is for the party to elect me, the most experienced among all those who have expressed interest in leading the party into the 2020 general election. I am the ideal candidate to change the fortunes of the party and bring it back to power in 2020.”
He noted that the party needed a presidential candidate who could appeal to angry members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) whose hopes had been dashed due to the abysmal performance of the Akufo-Addo led administration, as well as floating voters who had been heavily disappointed by the ruling government.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Graphic at Agona Swedru in the Central Region, Dr Spio-Garbrah said: “Let me tell you something. Among those interested in leading the NDC into the next general election, I am the only candidate with a huge constituency that cuts across the political divide. No candidate in the NDC flag-bearer race has a larger constituency than I do. My presence and popularity can heavily be felt among women groups, youth groups, religious groups as well as the business community.”
Mr Spio-Garbrah, who was touring the region, had earlier met delegates from the Agona West, Agona East and Gomoa Central constituencies to interact with them, present his vision for the party and to garner support towards his bid to lead the party into Election 2020.
He will be contesting against former President John Dramani Mahama, a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr Sylvester Mensah; a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi; the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin; a banker and oil and gas consultant, Mr Nurideen Iddrisu; the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast South, Mr George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan; a member of NDC’s communications team, Mr Stephen Atubiga; a lawyer, Mr Elikplim Agbemava; Mr David Dotse Kwame Kuwadah, and Mr Goosie Tandoh, a former Special Assistant to former President Jerry Rawlings.
Credit: Daily Graphic