NDC Primaries: Veep picks form for John Mahama

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Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has picked presidential nomination form on behalf of President John Mahama at the party’s head quarters to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the second time in the 2016 general elections.

This brings to two, the number of people who have picked forms to run for the flag bearer slot of the NDC with the first being George Boateng, a freight forwarder sympathetic to the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur was at the party headquarters amidst a number of party supporters who had thronged there expecting to see the president himself.

The man who is contesting the president for the flag-bearership, 45-year old George Boateng, earlier told tv3network.com that his decision to contest the president is because he was having challenges governing the country.

He said “Mahama is having difficulty in running the country…He is not delivering on his promises” adding that “If we are voting right now NDC will not win.”

Some party big shots have come out to say that it would be ‘unwise’ for any member of the party to contest the president. It was expected that the current leader of the party would be unopposed but it seemed Mr. Boateng had other plans.

The governing NDC has set November 7, 2015 for the party’s primaries for both presidential and parliamentary contestants.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana

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