Ernest Kobeah withdraws from NDC presidential primaries to back Mahama


Businessman Ernest Kwaku Kobeah, who was one of four members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to pick presidential nomination forms, has withdrawn from the race.

He says he is backing former President John Dramani Mahama.

The party has scheduled Saturday, May 13 on which to go to polls to elect the man to lead its presidential campaign in next year’s elections.

Four persons including Mr Kobeah had picked nomination forms to contest the primaries.

They have all since been vetted.

On Tuesday, March 28 when he faced the Vetting Committee, Mr Kobeah was asked to return with some documents.

He was, however, full of praise for the Committee members, describing the brief process as “successful”.

“There is no issue,” he told journalists after facing the Committee.

“Just [that] I need to come back tomorrow [Wednesday]. Everything is fine and successful.”

His withdrawal leave Mr Mahama, Dr Kwabena Duffuor and Kojo Bonsu as the aspirants awaiting the Vetting Committee’s report for clearance or otherwise to contest the primaries.



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