‘I’m still in the race’ – Prez Mahama’s contender maintains

The National Democratic Congress flag-bearer hopeful, George Boateng, has insisted he is still in the race to contest President John Mahama in the party’s primary despite claims his nomination form is void.

 “I’m in the race…with President Mahama. I’m still challenging him. I have start(ed) my campaign; my coordinators are on the ground, we are doing our ground campaign,” angry Mr. Boateng told Accra-based 92.7 FM

The man, who appeared unfazed by the development, challenged the party’s General Secretary, Johnson AsieduNketia, to come clean on his stand that the nomination form he (Boaateng) picked from the party’s headquarters on Monday was a draft copy.

According to the 45-year old freight forwarder, Mr. Asiedu-Nketia is throwing dust into the eyes of the public, noting that the action and utterances by the General Secretary has brought disgrace to the party.

“My general secretary is just throwing dust into the eyes of the public,” he said, adding because of the disgrace that he has brought to President Mahama, he could not go to the party headquarters himself to pick his nomination form.

He claimed President Mahama had picked his form before him, hence wondered why suddenly the party changed the form from black-and-white to a coloured one, and arranged for him to pick another one on Thursday.

Mr. Boateng who is the Youth Organiser of the party in Oyarifa said the Vice President yesterday said the President has indicated his readiness for a challenge in the November 7 primary.

“So why couldn’t you give me a chance to challenge the president if he is performing?” he asked.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah/tv3news.com/Ghana
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