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Politics Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Mahama to submit nomination forms on Monday

Former President John Mahama will, on Monday, file his nomination forms at the headquarters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

This is ahead of the party’s primaries on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

A statement from the former president’s office announced Mr. Mahama will submit his forms at midday.

This will be followed by an address by Mr Mahama at Pavillion A of the Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra at 1:30pmM.

Mr. Mahama recently asked for Ghanaians back him in his bid to become first former President to be reelected as Head of State in a meeting with NDC legislators on Tuesday.

“My brothers and sisters, I believe we can make history, and that is the history of the re-election of a person who was president before. It is a rare phenomenon.”

Mr. Mahama is already looking beyond the NDC presidential primaries in January 2019 as he says his party’s prospects “are very bright” ahead of the next general elections.

The deadline for the filing of nominations for the presidential aspirants was extended to December 18, 2018 after some pressure from the contestants.

The vetting of the aspirants will be on the 21st and 22nd of December, 2018 with balloting to follow immediately after.

Any appeals from the aspirants will be permitted between the 22nd and 24th of December, 2018.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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