More than 280,000 delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will on Saturday (February 23) vote to elect the 2020 flagbearer of the party.
As we count down towards Saturday’s vote, we reproduce below, previous articles on the changes of the seven leading members of the party.
The story below was first published on Jan 24, 2019.
BALLOTING FOR NDC’S PREZ ELECTIONS – JDM @3; SLY @4 & ALABI @7. WHO WINS?
A Political Desk Analysis The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken a final step towards electing its 2020 flagbearer on February 23. It completed the balloting among the seven aspirants.
Below is the way it turned out:-
Mr. Alaban Sumana Bagbin;
Mr. Nurudeen Iddrisu;
Mr. John Dramani Mahama;
Mr. Sylvester Mensah;
Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah;
Mr. Goosie Tanoh;
Prof. Joshua Alabi.
The question is – WHO WILL WIN?
As a backgrounder, below is a story we first published on January 18, 2019:
“NDC FLAGBEARERSHIP RACE – MAHAMA LIKELY TO WIN WITH AT LEAST 65%
CREDIT: First Published in the Daily Dispatch of Dec. 19,2018 NDC’S 2020 FLAGBEARER SLOT
THE FINAL 7 – WILL JDM MAINTAIN HIS 65% LEAD?
A Political Desk Report by the close of submission of nomination forms, seven leading members had completed the final phase to be vetted and if approved, contest the January 26, 2019 election. The winner of this election will be the 2020 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The seven (not in any particular order) are: ex-President John Dramani Mahama, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Mr. Alban Bagbin, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, Mr. Goosie Tanoh and Mr. Nurudeen Iddrisu.
A total of 280,000 delegates are expected to vote throughout the country on that day the Daily Dispatch, in its November 20, 2018 issue, did an analysis of the results of the election of national executive officers.
The analysis showed that based on the votes of the about 8,400 delegates, Mahama had about 65% support base. Can he maintain it?
Please read the Nov. 20 story: “HOW MAHAMA HAS 65% SUPPORT OF DELEGATES By Ben Ephson & Kwadwo Ankomah
Analysis of the results at the just ended elections to elect national officers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) indicate that one of the dozen aspirants wishing to be the party’s 2020 flagbearer, ex-President John Dramani Mahama, seems to have a chunk of the delegates backing him.
The analysis was done on the election results for the positions of National Chairman; General Secretary; National Chairpersons: deputy General Secretary and National Organiser.
The John Mahama camp is reported to have backed a number of candidates. For example, for the Chairmanship, the JDM camp was expected to back Mr. Ofosu Ampofo but they changed to support Mr. Dan Abodakpi because there was the need to have someone from the Volta Region among the national executives.
For the General Secretary position, the JDM camp was, from the beginning, in total support of the incumbent, Johnson Asiedu Nketia. They also backed Awudu Asorka; Sherry Ayitey and Alhaji Said Sinare for the three persons to be elected for the National Vice Chairperson position.
Ms. Barbara Asamoah and Peter Otokunor had the JDM camp backing to fill the two deputy General Secretary slots. Two of the candidates for the National Organiser position had some support from the JM camp Joshua Hamidu Akamba and Baba Jamal Ahmed.
Based on the above, we did the percentages of these positions. For example, in the election of the National Vice Chairpersons, there were 8,264 valid votes cast. The total for the three was about 62.3%. Those for the National Organiser position averaged 62.4%.”