Politics of Thu, 30 Aug 20184
Alabi takes campaign to Northern Region
Aspiring flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Joshua Alabi has taken his campaign to the Northern Region to convince delegates to elect him to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
He met with party executives, elders, opinion leaders and traditional authorities to firm up his support in the region ahead of the party’s presidential elections in December 2018.
Prof. Alabi and his team before arriving in the Northern Region made stops at the Akan, Nkwanta South and Nkwanta North constituencies in the Volta Region where he met with party supporters.
While in the Northern Region, he visited Wulensi, Bimbilla, Yendi, Zabzugu and Tatale-Sanguli constituencies.
He also visited and interacted with party officials in Saboba, Gushegu, Nanton, and Savelugu.
Prof. Alabi also paid courtesy calls on some traditional leaders and chiefs in the region including the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa, Yakubu Abdulai Andani, and the Paramount Chief of Mamprugu, Nayiri Naa Bohugu Mahami Abdulai.
The Sagnerigu Chief, Gukpe-Naa, Lamashegu Chief, Dakpema Chief, Kumbungu- Naa, Bunkpurugu Chief and the Chief of Yunyoo also welcomed him to their palaces.
The former Northern Regional minister said it was refreshing to connect with old friends and colleagues in the region, some of whom he noted were now community leaders and party activists.
At a town hall meeting with constituency and branch executives in the region, he shared with the party members plans of getting the NDC back into power in the 2020 elections.
The former Vice-Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra, is hoping to beat competition from former Trade Minister, Spio Garbrah; MP for Nadowli-Kaleo, Alban Bagbin; former NHIS boss, Sylvester Mensah; Mr. Stephen Atubiga, Cape Coast South MP, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, former President John Mahama and four others to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections.
The other aspirants are; Elipklim Agbemava, a lawyer; David Doste Kwame Kuwadah; and a banker and oil and gas consultant, Nurideen Iddrisu.