Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – Stephen Ashitey Adjei,
alias Moshake, the outspoken executive member of the Tema East Constituency
branch of the NDC has stated that the former President is on a wild goose’
chase because the party’s delegates have already settled on their preferred
“At least 70 per cent of the delegates are
firmly convinced that our best choice for 2020 is Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford
Bagbin, and the reasons for this conviction remain the same – Bagbin has no corruption
tag on him and 2020 will be all about corruption.
“Also, Mr. Mahama himself knows that nobody in
the party trusts him to come and better his or her lot because he neglected us
when he was in power the first time,” Moshake said.
A statement signed by Mr Ashitey Adjei and
copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday in Accra said the JM campaign team
had photoshoped his photograph and circulated it round the NDC circles and
social media that he had joined their campaign team, which according to him was
“Circulating my Photoshop image in social
media to create the impression that I am for ex-President Mahama for 2020 is
not a handsome propaganda and I have forgiven the JM campaign team for that
because I am a man of God” Moshake said.
He therefore urged the former President to cut
down on spending on the tour so that at the end of it all, his disappointment
will not be too costly.
“Recently, a group of NDC constituency
executives came out with information that internal investigations conducted
within the party puts Mr Bagbin ahead of Mahama in the race for the 2020
He said led by Mr John Mensah, the executives
told journalists at a News conference in Accra that the race was indeed between
Mr Bagbin and former President John Mahama, but that a shaky lead that Bagbin
had on Mahama was widened a bit, with Bagbin likely to sweep about 80 per cent
of the votes.
“I also heard about that projection by some of
my colleague constituency executives, but I believe that the vote margin will be
more than what they predicted. Look, Bagbin’s win will be closed to a
landslide,” Moshake said.
Meanwhile, the Tema East executive member has
also laughed off a postponement of a meeting in Tema East by former President
Mahama asking rhetorically whether Mr. Mahama called it off because he was
afraid that he would be humiliated.
He said last week, the former President was
scheduled to meet the NDC executives of Tema East, but had unceremoniously
called off the meeting adding that Tema East was a stronghold of Bagbin.