Stephen Ashitey Adjei, alias Moshake, the outspoken executive member of the Tema East Constituency branch of the NDC has stated that the former President is on a wild goose’ chase because the party’s delegates have already settled on their preferred candidate.
“At least 70 per cent of the delegates are firmly convinced that our best choice for 2020 is Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, and the reasons for this conviction remain the same – Bagbin has no corruption tag on him and 2020 will be all about corruption.
“Also, Mr. Mahama himself knows that nobody in the party trusts him to come and better his or her lot because he neglected us when he was in power the first time,” Moshake said.
A statement signed by Mr Ashitey Adjei and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday in Accra said the JM campaign team had photoshoped his photograph and circulated it round the NDC circles and social media that he had joined their campaign team, which according to him was not true.
“Circulating my Photoshop image in social media to create the impression that I am for ex-President Mahama for 2020 is not a handsome propaganda and I have forgiven the JM campaign team for that because I am a man of God” Moshake said.
He therefore urged the former President to cut down on spending on the tour so that at the end of it all, his disappointment will not be too costly.
“Recently, a group of NDC constituency executives came out with information that internal investigations conducted within the party puts Mr Bagbin ahead of Mahama in the race for the 2020 flagbearership.
He said led by Mr John Mensah, the executives told journalists at a News conference in Accra that the race was indeed between Mr Bagbin and former President John Mahama, but that a shaky lead that Bagbin had on Mahama was widened a bit, with Bagbin likely to sweep about 80 per cent of the votes.
“I also heard about that projection by some of my colleague constituency executives, but I believe that the vote margin will be more than what they predicted. Look, Bagbin’s win will be closed to a landslide,” Moshake said.
Meanwhile, the Tema East executive member has also laughed off a postponement of a meeting in Tema East by former President Mahama asking rhetorically whether Mr. Mahama called it off because he was afraid that he would be humiliated.
He said last week, the former President was scheduled to meet the NDC executives of Tema East, but had unceremoniously called off the meeting adding that Tema East was a stronghold of Bagbin.