General News of Thu, 6 Apr 201777
Afotey Agbo wants 'darling boy' Haruna Iddrisu to lead NDC in 2020
If the opposition National Democratic Congress were to go to congress now to elect a flagbearer to lead the party in the 2020 elections, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu would have gotten a vote without campaigning.
This is because the former Greater Accra Region Minister Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo believes the leader of the Minority has better credentials to lead the party in the next elections.
He told Drive Time host Lexis Bill in the Personality Profile segment of the show that if he were a woman, he would have married him without blinking an eye.
He touted his eloquence and leadership style as some of the qualities that have endeared Mr Iddrisu to him.
Mr Iddrisu has yet to make public his presidential ambitions even though sources close to him have confirmed to Myjoyonline.com the Minority Leader's ambition to lead the party.
Per the party's constitution, a flagbearer can only be elected two years to an election when the party is in opposition and barely a year if the party is in power.
The NDC with president John Mahama lost the 2016 election to the then opposition New Patriotic Party led by Nana Akufo-Addo who is now the president.
John Mahama was seeking his second term in office, even though it would have been the party's third term in office if he had won.
This means the former president still has the chance to return as the leader of the NDC in 2020 when the country goes to the polls.
However there are a number of potential candidates who have not made public their ambitions but have supporters and identifiable groups within the party subtly campaigning for them.
Former Trades Minister Ekow Spio Garbrah, former NHIA boss, Sylvester Mensah and Prof Joshua Alabi's name have all come as possible flagbearers of the NDC in 2020.
But Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo's said even though he belongs to no camp within the party, he believes Haruna Iddrisu stands tall amongst the candidates. When Lexis asked him to mention who his favourite candidate is apart from the former president Afotey Agbo said:
"For me there is one person that I have always admired based on his eloquence and his actions and what I have known him for and that is Haruna Iddrisu.
"That is my darling boy or my darling man. If I were to be a woman I would have married him," he said.