I’m still in the race – Alabi dispels exit rumour

Ex-Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi has dismissed reports that he has stepped down from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer race.

In a brief statement Saturday, the former Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Board Chairman said he is still in the contest, expressing confidence he will win.

Some alleged supporters of Professor Alabi are reported to have said their candidate had dropped out of the race because he was no longer interested in the position.

The news has angered a section of NDC supporters who saw the ex-Vice Chancellor as the only competition for former president John Dramani Mahama in the party’s primaries.

Ex-president John Mahama waves an NDC flag at a Unity Walk

But Prof Alabi has fought back, saying he “still” stands by his decision to contest should the party opens nominations this year.

“I admit it would require hard work, commitment and selflessness but what I know is that the Good Lord is in the center of our campaign,” the statement read.

In his characteristic assurance to his supporters, Prof Alabi assured them he was “surely going to win the primaries.”

He has implored his team to remain focus in the midst of the distraction by supporters of the other candidates.

“We are winners, yes we are,” he concluded.

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