Greater Accra NDC Embraces Duffuor
Dr. Duffuor in a hand shake with Ashie Moore
Former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor’s presidential bid received a boost on Wednesday when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Greater Accra Region executives endorsed him to lead the party in the 2024 general election.
The NDC flagbearer hopeful, whose virtues were extolled, received the blessings of the party officials to begin his campaign tour of the region during a meeting with the regional executives.
The Regional Chairman, Nii Ashie Moore, who was also pleased that Dr. Duffuor had decided to begin his tour in the Greater Accra Region, stated that the former Finance Minister had distinguished himself.
“Our target is to maximise the votes of Greater Accra, because we see Greater Accra Region as a decisive region when it comes to politics. When we win Greater Accra, we know we will form the next government.
“I pray to the Almighty God that all of you who have put up yourself there to lead our political party, to lead our country, at the end of the day, one of you will be made a flagbearer of our party,” he said.
Mr. Moore, on behalf of the executives, wished Dr. Duffuor well and prayed for him as he embarked on a nationwide tour in preparation for his bid to lead the NDC, intimating that he has what it takes to solve Ghana’s economic challenges.
Dr. Duffuor expressed optimism about his chances of winning the flagbearer slot, and noted that he is the best man to bring Ghana out of its current economic challenges, touting his records in government.
“Last Thursday, I was so delighted, but at the same time, I was humbled when thousands of our members – grassroots, particularly women, picked up forms and delivered the forms to me, saying that we want you to contest for the flagbearership of the NDC.
“It was an honour, but I was humbled. I’ve accepted the contest. That is why we are here today. Colleagues, ours is a great party. It is a very big party, bigger than the other groups,” he asserted.
Dr. Duffuor will come face-to-face with ex-President John Dramani Mahama who has also launched his campaign, staging a comeback for the position he lost in the 2016 general election.
By Ernest Kofi Adu