Spio Launches Campaign

Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has officially launched his campaign for the flagbearership position of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The launch, which took place at the La Villa Boutique Hotel in Osu, Accra on Tuesday, was attended by scores of supporters and party faithful from various parts of the country.

Also in attendance were former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, high-profile personalities, as well as a few people from international organizations.

Speaking on the theme: “Forward Agenda; Winning 2020,” Mr Spio-Garbrah focused mainly on the rebranding of the NDC.

According to him, the party, which went through a lot, lost credibility in the eyes of Ghanaians, citing the unprecedented defeat of the party in the 2016 general elections to buttress his point.

He stressed the need to rebrand the party and position it to improve the lives of not only members of the party but Ghanaians in general.

The former minister stressed that his knowledge in advertising, marketing, banking, among others, makes him the most suitable candidate to lead the party to victory in the 2020 general elections.

Mr. Spio-Garbrah emphasized the need for delegates to elect competent candidates to lead the party in the 2020 elections.

To him, the NDC lost the 2016 elections because it elected candidates that met the expectations of delegates and not Ghanaians.

He further encouraged delegates to vote for persons who have the country and its people at heart.

Mr. Spio-Garbrah would contest about 10 other candidates to lead the party into the 2020 general elections.

They include former President John Dramani Mahama, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, Cape Coast South MP, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan and Goosie Tanoh.

The rest are Alban Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Stephen Atubiga, member of NDC’s Communications Team, Elipklim Agbemava, a lawyer; David Dotse Kwame Kuwadah and a banker and oil and gas consultant, Nurideen Iddrisu.

Source: Daily Guide

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