NDC flagbearer race: Kobeah withdrawal was voluntary – Doe Adjaho
The Chairman of the vetting committee for the flagbearer contest of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edward Doe Adjaho, has debunked claims that the party forced businessman, Ernest Kobeah to withdraw from the race.
Mr. Kobeah submitted his letter to step down to the party’s elections committee on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
Speaking to journalists after the party’s vetting exercise on Wednesday, the former Speaker of Parliament explained that Mr. Kobeah “indicated that it was voluntary”.
Mr. Doe Adjaho was enthused by the performance of all three flagbearer hopefuls during the vetting.
“If you look at the Constitution and guidelines, for example, you must satisfy the qualification eligibility prescribed in the 1992 Constitution. You have to satisfy the party’s constitution, and you must also satisfy the guideline issued by the National Executive Committee (NEC). All of them did well before us, they all satisfied the conditions,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, after a successful vetting process, former President John Dramani Mahama, former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffour, and former Kumasi Mayor Kojo Bonsu were cleared to contest in the NDC’s May 13 primaries.
After the balloting for the presidential primaries, John Dramani Mahama picked the number one spot on the ballot for the internal polls.
The former Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu, follows keenly on the number two spot, while former Finance Minister Kwabena Duffour picked number three.