Dr. Kwabena Duffour, a former Finance Minister, says he is considering running for the National Democratic Congress’ Flagbearer position in the 2024 election.
There have been rumors that some senior NDC members are lining up to run for flagbearer.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor was seen in a viral video weeks ago soliciting support for the party ahead of the 2024 elections.
When asked by Citi TV’s Point of View Host, Bernard Avle, whether he had seriously considered running in the race, Dr. Duffuor responded in the affirmative, saying “yes.”
He, on the other hand, denied that some individuals or groups were putting pressure on him to run for office.
Dr. Duffour justified the motivation behind his viral video by stating that it was intended to sensitize party members.
“It is a large political party, and as with all political parties, you have to sensitize the members and let them understand where we are going, so that video was aimed at encouraging them to come together to build a formidable party.”
Should Dr. Duffuor decide to run, he will almost certainly face stiff competition from former President John Mahama.
Some top party officials believe John Mahama is the NDC’s best bet to win the next elections.
Joseph Yamin, the former Deputy Minister for Youth and Sport, is one of these individuals.
In a Facebook post, he stated that the NDC should not allow anyone to run against John Mahama in the party’s next presidential primaries.
Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, former Minister for Youth and Sports and Member of Parliament for the Odododiodoo constituency, is another person in a similar position.
He has even predicted a landslide defeat for any member of the party who runs against John Mahama for the position of flagbearer.
“Our next candidate is John Mahama.” We will unanimously support him as our candidate for the next Congress. Anyone who is brave enough to come forward will receive no more than 1%.”
“This is not to say that we don’t have other viable candidates.” We do, but John Mahama is the candidate with whom most people identify. They’ve grown to empathize with him more.”