NDC must use competitive processes to elect 2024 flag bearer – Haruna Iddrisu

Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has postulated that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) must use competitive processes to elect its flagbearer for the 2024 presidential election.

He said he was certain that delegates know who to elect when the time comes and he expected democratic processes to be used – be it by voting or acclamation.

“What I know is that the NDC must be a party of opportunity, I know the grassroots of the NDC are decided in their minds as to what to do, but we must subject it to competitive democratic processes.

“The party will make determination of its flagbearer but those who can guess will know who will be our flagbearer but we should subject it to open democratic declaration,” he assured when he was quizzed on the former Minister of Finance, Dr Kwabena Duffour’s intention to contest and so far sole contender whose name had come up strongly but had not made any public pronouncements about running.

Mr Iddrisu’s position was in contradiction to that of his colleague Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodoo in the Greater Accra Region, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, who had stated the Minority bloc had declared their support for former President John Mahama’s candidature.

He indicated that with 137 Members of Parliament that the former president would be the NDC’s next flag bearer had been resolved already and that he was their next candidate even though the party could boast of lots of competent hands but he was certain any person or group of persons who contested would be defeated badly.

Nii Vanderpuye insisted that the MPs would endorse former President Mahama as their candidate at the next congress because he was the person the party had marketed most – most Ghanaians trust, appreciate him, he believes in good governance, had vision for the country and not someone who just came for self aggrandisement to satisfy his capricious belief – he was born to be president. –ghanaweb.com

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