Accra, Sept. 24, GNA – Some Executives of the
Western regional branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)
are looking forward to a 2020 Presidential campaign in which President Nana
Akufo-Addo will be totally overshadowed.
The NDC, they believe was poised to elect and
offer to Ghanaians, the exact opposite of a widely perceived corruption of the
“Throughout the party, it is agreed that the
best thing to do is to present an incorruptible option to Ghanaians who feel disappointed
with the daily emergence of corruption scandals.
The obvious choice is therefore Mr Alban
Bagbin,” said Emmanuel Agbeshie, Mpohor Constituency communication officer and
a member of the western regional communication team.
He made the revelation on the sidelines of a
meeting between Mr Bagbin and the constituency executives of the Western
According to him, throughout the party, Mr
Bagbin was deemed as the NDC’s best bet mainly because of his reputation as an
from that, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament was also liked for his
policy to make the party the main vehicle of his administration if he becomes
“Within the party, there are some people who
are making moves with money, but I can tell you that the delegates receiving
the money are mostly going to just ‘chop’ it and vote for Bagbin.
“If you have been following the news, you
would know that Tema East has openly declared for Bagbin, Volta and the Upper
West also have shown signs, and then for us in the Western region, it is an
open secret that we are for Bagbin. I can tell you that at least seven regions
are totally for Bagbin while the remaining three are going to split between him
and others. Mr. Agbeshie said.
He said chiefs and traditional leaders around
the country are generally in support of Mr Bagbin, citing numerous calls by
various chiefs, from the Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku ll, to chiefs in the
Western region, for him to be immortalised.
The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament is
currently on tour in the Western region and has met regional and Constituency
executives of the region on Friday and sold his message of hope to them.
During the meeting, enthusiastic executives, including
Mr. Frank Somiah Andoh, a former communications Director and leading member of
the NDC in the western region, openly pledged their support to him.
“Judging by the way things are going, victory
for the brilliant second deputy speaker of parliament is a foregone conclusion”
Mr. Somuah Andoh said.
“we know some people ar e going around sharing money, but we in the Western region are not
“I can also tell those who are sharing
money that those who are receiving the cash will only ‘chop’ it for you. We are
not fools, we know the neglect and disrespect we suffered for four years; we
are not repeating that mistake. Infact, we are sure of Bagbin’s victory”. Mr.
Somiah Andoh fired.