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The race for Flagbearership in the NDC for the next elections has generated dialogue among Ghanaians in recent times.

Many are of the view that after the "dissappointing performance" by former President John Mahama during his term in office, a new leader should be at the helm of affairs for the next elections in 2020.

Some names including those of the past Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Prof. Joshua Alabi; former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, and the immediate past Chief of Staff, Mr. Julius Debrah, have emerged as possible names of candidates for the race, the latest being former Majority leader and current 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.

Posters of Alban Bagbin have been circulating on social media and reports suggest he may be vying for the position of the NDC's Flagbearership, though Mr. Bagbin has denied having knowledge of these posters and the information they are communicating, it is obvious the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament remains an option in the minds of Ghanaians.

Below is a short profile of the individuals whose names have been suggested as competing in the race for Flagbearership:

Prof. Joshua Alabi

Prof. Joshua Alabi is the past vice-chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA)

He was a member of parliament for the Krowor constituency in the greater Accra region from 1997 to 2001 and a minister of state for the greater Accra and northern region respectively between 1997 and 2001.

Prof. Joshua Alabi was born on first march 19258.

Mr. Sylvester Mensah

Sylvester Mensah is the former chief executive officer of the national health insurance authority (NHIA).

And a former member of parliament for La Dade Kotopon.

Mr. Julius Debrah

Julius Debrah is the former Chief of Staff to the former president of Ghana John Mahama. He was born on April 4, 1966.

Alban Bagbin

Alban Bagbin is the Former majority leader and current 2nd deputy speaker of parliament.

Alban Bagbin, born on 24 September 1957.

Ghanaweb.com set out to find out from Ghanaians who their preferred candidate to lead the NDC in the 2020 will be.

Source: Ghanaweb.com
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