Politics of Thu, 23 Aug 201834
Businessman notifies party about readiness to lead NDC to victory in 2020
A businessman with roots running deep within the opposition National Democratic Congress has officially notified the party about his intention to contest the flagbearership race for the 2020 election.
Nurideen Iddrisu submitted his letter of intent to the General Secretary of the party Asiedu Nketiah outlining in part, his reason to contest and the vision to lead the party to victory in December 2020.
The letter sighted by Myjoyonline.com read in part: “I will contest the flagbearership slot in December this year with the hope of leading the party to great victory in 2020.”
He is the latest in the tall list of presidential aspirants which include Second Deputy Speaker Alban Bagbin, former Trades Minister Ekwow Spio Garbrah, former NHIA boss Sylvester Mensah and former UPSA head Prof Joshua Alabi.
Others are the ex-president, John Mahama and former Finance Minister Prof Kwasi Botchwey.
The letter of intent sent by Nurideen Iddrisu followed the decision of the party to open the campaign season for all aspirants.
Despite the tall list of aspirants and the popularity of some of them, the 43-year-old consummate banker with knowledge and expertise in the oil industry, insists he remains the most viable alternative for the party in the 2020 elections.
“There has never been a time more unique for the NDC to have the face of Nurideen Iddrisu as the flagbearer when the country goes to the polls in 2020 and the reasons are not farfetched. With the NPP committing mistakes in its early years, the 2020 elections will be no less rancorous.
“When the chips of alleged corruption fall, when the arrows of incompetence and super incompetence are fired from both sides of the divide, one man, will remain standing in the eye of the political storm and that person is Nurideen,” told Myjoyonline.com shortly after submitting his letter of intent.
The Executive chair of the Deen Petroleum said it is about to empower the youth to lead the development agenda of the country.
“My decision to run has been nourished with a burning desire to transform the country by empowering the citizens faster than any government will,” he said.
Nurideen Iddrisu said there is the growing disillusionment in the Ghanaian youth following years of broken promises by their leaders.
He has seen at first hand the poverty in the Upper West, Accra and many parts of the country and has also experienced the bottlenecks many businessmen face in an attempt to make good money.
These experiences he said have influenced his decision and motivated him to put himself up for a leadership role to help solve the myriad of problems facing the country.