Politics of Tuesday, 30 October 2018
The intensity of the race to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections is building up as the main front runner Goosie Tanoh is jockeying for the support of delegates in the Central Region.
The outcome of the Presidential primaries will have a significant impact on the direction the NDC heads and ultimately its chances in 2020 Presidential elections in Ghana. In the Central Region, Goosie Tanoh who is native of two communities in the region, Gomoa Brefo and Agona Nsaba in the Agona east district received overwhelming support upon entering the two communities on Tuesday.
He was hailed by the delegates who openly endorsed him and pledged their support to vote massively for ‘’their own’’.
At Agona West, there was an applause when Mr Goosie Tanoh was introduced to the delegates. Mr Charles Obeng-Inkoom, the former NDC member of Parliament for the Agona West constituency, could not help, but to publicly endorse Goosie Tanoh, urging the delegates to work tirelessly to ensure that their ‘son’ won the internal contest to eventually become Ghana’s next President.
Goosie Tanoh in his address denounced vote-buying and corruption, and encouraged delegates to support the efforts at re-energising the party’s grassroots by paying their party dues to support activities of the party both in government and out of government.
Mr Tanoh hinted that if the NDC grassroots insist on a clean campaign devoid of vote buying among others, the party would become attractive to the core constituency of floating voters who determined the outcome of elections in Ghana in the recent past.
He received similar endorsements when he visited Awutu Senya West and Gomoa East constituencies on Monday to canvass for votes.
Constituency and branch executives of the party in both constituencies indicated their resolve to campaign for Goosie Tanoh who they described as the best amongst all the Presidential aspirants vying for the same slot.
Goosie Tanoh is billed to visit the Central regional capital, Cape Coast, on Wednesday where he is expected to meet regional executives of the party in that region as well as delegates and Tertiary Education Institute Network (TEIN) NDC to canvass for votes.