If Akufo-Addo can be president why can’t I? – Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin says he stands tall among the people who have expressed the interest to lead the National Democratic Congress in 2020.

He said he chaired Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee from 1997 to 2001 that has produced President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“I was the Chair and he was my Ranking and so if my Ranking is President today, who can say the Chairman is not qualified to be President?” the Nadowli West MP said.

The lawmaker made these remarks during an interaction with journalists in the Upper West Regional capital of Wa Sunday.

The NDC will be heading to its presidential primary in 2018 to elect a leader for the 2020 presidential poll.

There are close to five people who have expressed interest in the position.

They include former Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former SSNIT Board Chairman, Joshua Alabi and former NHIS boss, Sylvester Mensah among others.

Former President John Mahama who lost the bid to win a second term in last year’s election has not officially announced his candidature.

But there are rumours within the quarters of the party that he will aspire to lead the party again to finish his second term.

Mr Bagbin who served as a Health Minister under Mr Mahama said he has more experience more than those who have come out.

“There is none of them who doesn’t admire my leadership because I have led all of them in politics,” he said.

He said President Akufo-Addo is aware of his leadership credentials because he was his Ranking Member when he chaired the Constitutional Committee.

“Together with the NDC we will take the decision as to who will lead us in 2020 but I stand tall among those who have come out so far,” he noted.



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  1. you were the chair by virtue of the fact that your party was in power then, not because you were intelligent than him. spare us the comparison

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