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A Youth group claiming to be Branche executives in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra region has declared their support for Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah as flagbearership position of the party.
At a press conference, the convener for the group, Nathan Nana Yaw Adu, also known as Nana Baah, says it is time for Dr. Spio-Garbrah to lead the opposition NDC to victory 2020 and not any other person.
They said the Nana Addo led NPP government has failed Ghanaians, hence, in their view, the former Trade Minister under the Mahama administration, Dr. Spio-Grabrah, stands a better chance of snapping power from the NPP.
Nana Baah said Dr. Spio-Garbrah is the only aspirant among the five with the experience in the contest; according to him Dr. Spio contested against the likes of Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu, Eddie Annan and the late former President Prof. John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills where he (Spio) placed 2nd in the 2006 NDC delegates conference.
He said “if the flagbearership race was in a pecking order in the NDC, it would have been the turn of Dr. Spio-Garbrah to assume the flagbearership of NDC into the 2020 presidential elections in Ghana”.
He also discounted the assertion in sections of the media that Dr. Spio-Garbrah is not contesting the NDC flagbearership race if Mr. John Mahama (JM) declares his intentions to come back.
He said the official declaration made by Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah in writing to the party of his intentions to contest the flagbearership position slated for December 7, 2018, is enough reply to Dr. Spio’s ‘detractors’.
Nana Baah argued that the qualification of Dr Spio Garbrah and his credentials in life makes him the obvious choice for the flagbearership position. Adding, that the former Trade Minister is the best person to turn things around in the difficulty the Nana Addo led NPP administration has plunged the country into.
The NDC Branches Convener claims Dr. Spio-Garbrah has integrity, no room for disregards for loyalty, or disregards for elders and grassroots.
“…..mediocre was what sent the National Democratic Congress into opposition, this Dr. Spio will not allow in his governance when elected to form the next NDC government in 2021”, the Convener assured.
Source: Elikplim K. Awuyeh