Kojo Bonsu withdraws from NDC flagbearership race

Politics of Saturday, 8 December 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

2018-12-08

Kojo Bonsu was part of 8 candidates vying for the position of the flagbearership

On deadline day for the picking of forms for the flagbearership race of the opposition National Democratic Congress, one aspirant Kojo Bonsu has opted out.

In a statement, Mr Bonsu said the decision to opt out of the race is as a result of “considerable deliberation and reflection.”

He had been one of eight candidates who petitioned the Council of Elders of the party about the high cost of nomination and filing fees.

Their petition was considered and the nomination and filing fees of ¢420,000 was slashed by a ¢100,000.

But that appears not to have empowered Mr Bonsu to go ahead to pick a form despite declaring his intentions to contest.

In his statement announcing his decision not to contest Mr Bonsu said:

“I would like to thank the Council of Elders for their prompt response to our petition regarding the flagbearership election.”

It is with deep regret that after considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided to end my campaign for the flagbearership of the NDC today.

Attached is the full statement

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I would like to thank the Council of Elders for their prompt response to our petition regarding the NDC flagbearership election.

It is with deep regret that after considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided to end my campaign for the flagbearership of the NDC today.

However, my boundless optimism for the long-term future of the NDC and Ghana at large remains steadfast. The fight is far from over, I am not ending the fight for unity and accountability and I am not ending the fight for victory for the NDC.

As a dedicated member of the NDC, I look forward to working with the Party and the elected Flagbearer to advance issues of importance to our beloved country.

I will use this opportunity wish all the aspirants the best of luck, and I urge them to unite after the election and work together with the eventual winner, because without unity we cannot defeat the NPP come 2020.

Lastly, I want to express my sincere thanks to my advisers, campaign team, friends, volunteers and loyal supporters who generously contributed their time

and effort to our campaign; I am honoured and humbled that you placed your trust in me.

God bless NDC

God bless our Homeland Ghana

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