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NDC Presidential Aspirants Ramp Up Campaigns Ahead of Elections

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its presidential and parliamentary primaries on May 13, 2023, to elect a flag bearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The NDC has so far won four out of the eight general elections since 1992. In the lead-up to the elections, the three presidential aspirants of the NDC have been campaigning rigorously to woo delegates across the country.

Former President John Dramani Mahama, who was the flag bearer of the NDC in the 2012, 2016, and 2020 presidential elections, is being challenged by Mr Kojo Bonsu, a former Mayor of Kumasi, and Dr Kwabena Duffuor, a former Minister of Finance.

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For the most part, analysts have projected an “easy win” for Mr Mahama in Saturday’s contest. However, the final messages to delegates could play a part in swaying undecided voters in an election that has been projected to produce limited surprises.

Mr Mahama is expected to conclude his campaign activities in the Upper West and Savannah regions this week. He is expected to vote in Bole, his hometown, on Saturday before returning to Accra. Although sources close to him indicate that the former President would not take chances and would continue to make a case for delegates to vote for him.

Dr Duffuor commenced his tour in the Ashanti Region last Sunday and would finalize his activities in the region on Friday. Dr Duffuor’s message of empowering the grassroots to become economically viable and a strong force has been well received by the delegates.

Mr Bonsu, on the other hand, has taken his “Reboot Tour Campaign” tour to the Ashanti Region where he is expected to cast his vote on Saturday. Being a son of the Ashanti Region, his ability to galvanize a substantial number of votes in the region would make a case for him about his influence in the region.

In a nutshell, the final round of campaigning this week would be crucial for Dr Duffuor and Mr Bonsu. Although Dr Duffuor and Mr Bonsu are contesting the presidential slot for the first time, they are expected to neutralize Mr Mahama’s popularity and acceptance in the Party.

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