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Sipa Yankey rules out presidential ambition

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 Source: 3news.com

Former Chief Executive of the Ghana Gas Company Limited, Dr George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, has ruled out any intention to contest the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress ahead of the 2020 general elections.

There have been social media posts suggesting Mr Yankey either intends or being pressured to contest for the flagbearership position to enable him contest the 2020 presidential election.

But a statement issued by Mr Yankey Thursday rejected the claims, stating he has no intention whatsoever to contest for the NDC top job or on any other political party in the country.

“I wish to state for the record that I have no intention of contesting the Presidential elections of 2020 on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or any other political party or as an independent candidate,” he said. Mr Yankey who has long attained the compulsory retirement age, said having served in as Health Minister and CEO of Ghana Gas, he has “decided to spend my retirement in reflection over my long period in public and political office”.

He said he is currently concentrating on writing his memoir and in the process of setting up of a legal, finance and investment consultancy firm.

“I will, however, continue to give my unflinching support and assistance to the NDC, the party that I love and which I have loyally served during my political career,” he stated.

Source: 3news.com