Information reaching GhanaNewsPage.Com is that one of the flagbearer aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Joshua Alabi will be going to pick his nomination forms at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday with a bag full of cash.
An amount of GHC 20, 000 (200 million old cedis) will be in the said ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag.
The picking of the nomination forms is the first stage to realizing his dream of leading the party into the 2020 elections.
In a radio interview on Accra based Joy FM Monday evening, Prof Alabi said the grassroots in the party have been urging him to go ahead with the race.
Based on that, he said he will pick the nomination form on Tuesday.
Prof Alabi said if the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NDC decide not to review the GHC20,000 cost for the nomination form, and GH?400,000 for filing, he will still go ahead with the contest.
Eight aspirants in the race excluding Prof Joshua Alabi at the weekend sent a petition to the founder of the NDC, Jerry John Rawlings and the Council of Elders of the party asking that, they should impress on the NEC to review the filing fee for the contest.
Prof Alabi speaking in the Joy FM interview said he was getting a “bailout from the grassroots.
As I sit in my house now, people are trooping in, so I don’t have that money in my account…but to the extent that people come to donate to me in my house, there is a possibility that I can raise that [GH?420,000].
“Once you get the bailout from the grassroots who believe that you have the ideas to lead the party and they don’t like to see you kicked out because of money,” he said.
A group from Asawasi in the Ashanti Region on Monday paid for and picked forms for former President John Dramani Mahama who they claim is the best man to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
GhanaNewsPage.Com will keep readers updated on this story.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com