General News of Fri, 10 Nov 201719
Endorsement or not, I will defeat Mahama - Atubiga to NDC Chairmen
The opposition National Democratic Congress's (NDC's) presidential hopeful, Mr. Stephen Atubiga, has vowed to defeat former President John Dramani Mahama in the upcoming presidential primaries of the party.
Mr. Stephen Atubiga made this statement after the ten Regional Chairmen of the NDC party jointly signed a document to endorse former President John Mahama on Thursday November 9, 2017.
Mr. Atubiga admitted that this endorsement given to the former president is a big win for him and his team regardless however, he said he will device another strategy with which he will defeat Mr. John Mahama.
He expressed worry over the fact that these same key officials who endorsed him once have retreated and endorsed a fellow competitor this time.
"What is really worrying my team and myself is, most of these same Regional Chairmen have come to endorse me in close doors as their candidate. Including some sitting MPs and former MPs and some DCEs. I will put their names out soon after consultation with my strategic team", he added.
In his statement, he promised to defeat Mr. John Mahama, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah and others.
"Nothing will and can stop me from defeating JDM, Alabi, Sly, Spio and co. I will give them a run on their money. Are you kidding me?"
Below is the full statement
I congratulate JDM my competitor soon to be . Based on the endorsement form all the 10 ten regional chairmen. This is really a big blow to me , and my winning team. We will not give up but to take another strategic moves to be in a lead, As we have been.
What is really worrying my team and myself is, most of these same Regional Chairmen have come to endorse me in close doors as their candidate. Including some sitting Mps and former Mps and Some DCE . I will put their names out soon after consultation with my strategic team. Are you kidding me? Are they serious? Wow wow.
Some Regional Chairmen and Mps have even secured strategic positions from me when am president. Some secured ambassadorial and ministerial appointment, down to DCE, MCE , to boards .
I was thinking of having some consultations with party and founders of NDC if I could consider JDM as my running mate when I win or does the constitution allows that, For my ( legal team to look into it and advice) If it could be possible since JDM have been president before. Even though we all come from the north. I am from upper east region, And JDM is from northern region. Well , JDM deserves it , I don't want to sound like am jealous. He worked and developed this country when he got the opportunity to lead this country as President.
I will be trumpeting JDM achievements for victory 2020 when am made the candidate. Even though I will defeat JDM at Congress.
I will not let this intimidate my winning team and myself. We will keep pushing. Is the first blow I have taken. I will shake it off to keep going for victory.
Nothing will and can stop me from defeating JDM, Alabi , Sly , Spio and co. I will give them a run for their money. Are you kidding me?
Well, Is about NDC internal race. I will see if the Regional Chairmen have the right to endorse my competitor. My winning team will look into also endorsing some Regional Chairmen for their up coming elections . Let's see how dog eats dog. Interesting days ahead.
Dollar to Dollar, pound to pound, Cedi to Cedi. But the good news is NDC is Paramount. I will support and rally behind any winning candidate.
The NDC is bigger than ATUBIGA Stephen and his team.
I love you all. let's give peace a chance in NDC and pull each other along. Congratulation again JDM. Stephen ATUBIGA (A. S. 1)