The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has fixed 23 February 2019 for its Presidential primaries.
According to National Chairman of the Party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the seven flag bearer aspirants will be vetted today, Tuesday 22 January and tomorrow 23 January 2019 while notice of poll will be ready on 26 January 2019.
Addressing a news conference in Accra, Mr Ampofo said the roadmap for the presidential primaries has been fixed in consultation with the aspirants and National Executive Committee of the party after issues of out of court settlement were resolved.
The NDC postponed the party’s flagbearer election which was originally slated for Saturday, 26 January 2019, due to a court case brought against it by two of its members.
Two members of the party, Mr Abdallah Issah and Mr James Kabu Nartey-Oman sued the party in December last year over the guidelines governing the party’s presidential primary.
However the plaintiffs and defendants agreed on an out-of-court settlement when they appeared before an Accra High Court on Monday, 14 January 2019.
So far, seven aspirants have filed their nominations to contest the party’s flagbearer slot. They are: Mr Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Professor Joshua Alabi, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies and former President John Dramani Mahama.
The rest are; Mr Sylvester Mensah, former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr Nurideen Iddrisu, a Businessman, Dr Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, former Minister of Trade and Industry and Mr Goosie Tanoh, a Cadre of the party.