General News of Mon, 30 Apr 201817
Alabi refuses to say he’ll campaign on Mahama’s legacy
Flag bearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Joshua Alabi, has refused to say he will campaign on the legacy of former President John Dramani Mahama.
Host of Ekosii Sen political talk show on Asempa FM, Osei Bonsu (OB), on Monday, 30 April asked Prof Alabi ad nauseum on his show whether he will campaign on the achievements of Mr Mahama.
But the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) repeatedly retorted that he will run on “the legacy of the NDC”, adding: “The legacy of the NDC is big”.
“I will campaign on the legacy of the NDC and my vision”, the former Greater Accra Regional Minister said.
Meanwhile, Prof Alabi has accused the National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams, of inciting party supporters to chase him out of certain constituencies with offensive weapons such as cutlasses.
Speaking on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Monday, 30 April 2018, Prof Alabi accused Mr Adams of double standards.
Professor Alabi was reacting to claims that instead of focusing on uniting the NDC, he and some others are rather interested in their presidential ambitions.
He told show host Moro Awudu that: “Kofi Adams came out openly to tell the world that former President Mahama should lead the party. What was he [Mr Adams] doing?
“Let’s be very clear when we assume leadership of parties. The NDC party is not a party for people just to think that you can just take it and say just anything because it has intellectuals who think….
“Kofi Adams met me in one of the constituencies in Krowor, [it was] reorganisation. That day I didn’t speak, I financed the whole programme there, yes, and he came and he got the opportunity to talk but I didn’t talk, I didn’t campaign, he met me there. We went round… to listen to the problems of the constituency and see how best we could bring the warring factions together… While he was campaigning for somebody, he has asked people in other constituencies to take cutlasses and chase us out when we come in. This is the party that we have; these are the executives that we have. If we want the party to progress the way we want it to progress let’s do things properly”.