General News of Mon, 11 Dec 201714
Mahama will handover the baton to me – Joshua Alabi
The flagbearer presidential hopeful for the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Prof Joshua Alabi, has expressed optimism that former president Mahama may soon support him for his flagbearership ambition.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, UPSA noted that the former president is “going to hand over the baton to me” to move the party forward.
Touching on his presidential appetite Prof. Alabi added that:“I strongly believe that if God gives me the strength, energy and everything it requires when they open the nomination, I may take advantage of that…but, for now, I have a strong appetite for it,” he said.
Prof. Alabi touted his competence in leadership over the years place him in a more advantageous position to lead the party.
“It is not about talking eloquently,” he said adding a leader must have the ability to be able to convince his followers to do what he instructs them to do for the common good of all.
The Moscow trained politician said his experience through many facets of life including education, politics and sports will all come to bear if he is given the chance to be the NDC’s presidential candidate.