Accra, Oct. 21, GNA – Second Deputy Speaker of
Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has been given yet another open
indication that he is desired as the 2020 flagbearer of the opposition National
Democratic Congress (NDC) above others.
Some Executives of the NDC in the Eastern
Region have said that they are envisaging the Nadowli-Kaleo MP beyond the 2020
flagbearership of the party and seeing him as the President of the country.
“So far in the campaign for the Presidential
ticket, no one has sounded as brilliant as Mr Bagbin. His understanding of the
difficulties of the party coupled with his national outlook that sees Ghanaians
as one people is just what you will expect of any Presidential material. Simply
put, he is a brilliant man who will become a President of this country in
future,” Mrs. Gladys Kudor, Deputy Regional Women’s Organizer said in an
interview on Saturday.
Mrs. Kudor, who is also a delegate, said this
after Mr Bagbin interacted with party executives at various locations in the
She said she was gratified about the
successful meeting they had with the aspirant especially a well-attended
meeting at Mpraeso.
According to Mr Bagbin, the 2020 election was
not about politics and political parties but about the salvation of the country
itself, and therefore Ghanaians had a duty call on them to save the country.
As a longstanding politician with a known
track record as an incorruptible man, he said, he was in the race because of
the marginalized in society.
The Nadowli Kaleo MP added that the state of
the country now required that, more than ever before, governance was brought to
the doorstep of the ordinary Ghanaian people.
Mr Bagbin also used the programme to caution
his supporters and the NDC of politics of personality attacks and disrespect
saying that no matter who wins the 2020 flagbearership, the NDC would win the
election in 2020, and it would be tragic that the party would allow an internal
family contest to split the party because of the flagbearership.
Later, Mr Bagbin who had earlier met Eastern
regional executives of the party in Koforidua, told Constituency executives in
Mpraeso that the 2020 election was a done deal for the NDC and so the party’s
strategy must have 2024 in the picture.
“One beautiful thing about Mr Bagbin is that
his campaign is devoid of attacks, especially the trade of the ‘incompetent’
and ‘super incompetent’ insults between the Mahama campaign team and the
Akufo-Addo government. This is very healthy and presidential for our country,”
Mrs. Gladys Kudor, the Eastern regional Deputy Women’s Organizer said.
On his part, Albert Afari Anaafi, the Deputy
Communication Officer of the Akropong Constituency branch of the NDC said
Mr Bagbin touched hearts with his
Eastern regional tour so far, which last week, had seen him win applause at the
Akwapim Odwira festival where he advised the youth to stay away from drugs.
“Many people attended Bagbin’s meeting with
Constituency executives at Mpraeso because of his brilliant deliveries. Many of
the executives who were undecided on which flagbearer aspirant to vote for in
November have now shifted allegiance to him because of his brilliance.
Mr. Anaafi urged Mr Bagbin to continue in the
way he enlightens people whenever he speaks.
Meanwhile, the meeting with the Constituency
Executives at Mpraeso, was turned into a pledges galore, with the executives,
most of whom were delegates promising to vote for Mr Bagbin.