Former President John Dramani Mahama will cruise to victory in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primaries being held nationwide today, Saturday.
This is the assertion of the New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for the Sekondi constituency, Andrew Kofi Egyapa Mercer on The Big Issue today.
Andrew Mercer says “I don’t think there’s going to be any shocker” for the polls.
“You have an election that almost every Member of Parliament with the exception of a few are rooting massively for Mr. [John] Mahama. They [the NDC MPs] were not in the Chamber yesterday. They’ve all gone to their constituencies to go and speak to their people to vote in a certain direction. So [looking at] all these dynamics on the ground. I should not expect any shocker from today’s polls,” he added on Citi FM/Citi TV’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue.
NDC presidential primaries
About 260,000 delegates of the NDC are voting at various polling centres in the 275 constituencies nationwide to elect a presidential candidate for the party ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Seven aspirants are vying for the presidential slot.
They are, former President John Mahama, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, Former Trades and Industry Minister, Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Former National Health Insurance Authority Chief Executive, Sylvester Mensah, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Joshua Alabi and businessmen Goosie Tanoh and Nurudeen Iddrisu.
Mahama to win by 90% – MP
The MP for Tatale Sanguli constituency, Tampi Acheampong Simon has also predicted a 90% endorsement for John Mahama after the primaries.
Speaking to Citi News, the MP said: “A lot of delegates I met said they will vote for JM. He is my preferred candidate. We are anticipating about 90%. Although we are expecting 100% we know that JM’s votes will not be less than 90%.”
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey | citinewsroom.com | Ghana