The race towards the presidential ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, for the 2020 elections may have started in earnest, as a member of the party’s communication team, Stephen Atubiga has thrown his hat in the ring.
Atubiga, in a Facebook post, signalling his intention to contest for the presidency, said the NDC under his leadership will be an all-inclusive party pulling all party members together for the good of the party.
It would be recalled that there had been calls for former President John Dramani Mahama to again lead the NDC into the 2020 elections, with many leaders and supporters of the party insisting that the NDC stands the best chance with him.
Though he failed to make it to Parliament to represent Binduri Constituency, Atibiga said in the facebook post: “The NDC under my leadership will see more all-inclusive. The values of the party will be restored. Equality of membership in the party as we pull each other along.”
According to him, he has power and edge to take the NDC out of opposition and bring the party to power, adding that under his tenure, there will be equality of membership since the government will pull the party along in all its activities.
“The NDC as a party will win power to be in Government, and the NDC Government in power will work side by side with the NDC party to achieve goals together. Founding fathers, grassroots, foot soldiers will all play a role in governing at All levels.
“Appointments will always be in consultation with the party’s approval. There will be absolutely no (monkey working while, Baboon chopping) time will Tell”, he wrote.