The Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has said that the leadership of the party would scrutinize carefully persons seeking to lead the party before presenting them to the party’s electorates.
Close to about eleven (11) persons have emerged as likely persons who would seek to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
They include persons who served the administration of ex-President, John Dramani Mahama and others who were thought to belonging to the pro-Rawlings camp in the party.
Some footsoldiers including Raymond Atubiga who was jailed for defending the party during the election petition in 2013 have also indicated their intention to contest to lead the parties.
Posters of these persons who are rumoured to be harbouring the ambition of leading the NDC have started emerging on social media and in locations thought to be their strongholds.
Commenting on the large number of persons seeking to challenge ex-President Mahama, Allotey Jacobs said the party would work hard and sieve the large numbers before presenting the best.
“We will sieve them very very well and separate the wheat from the chaff…that is exactly what we would do before we present anyone to the electorate…,” he said.
The candidate that we would present, he said further, would win the elections hands down.