Ahead of Saturday’s primaries to choose the presidential and parliamentary candidates for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the camp of John Dramani Mahama is giving each delegate GH ¢40 to facilitate their transportation to the polling centers.
The Campaign Manager of John Dramani Mahama, Professor Joshua Alabi, said the money should be disbursed without discrimination to all delegates.
A statement from John Dramani Mahama’s office on Friday, May 12 stated that the money was not a substitute for what the party would provide.
“The Campaign wants to support the delegates to get to the centers and vote and go back home without any financial difficulty in these hard economic times,” said Joyce Bawa Mogtari, the Spokesperson of Mr Mahama, who signed the statement.
The NDC will hold its primaries across the country on Saturday, May 13 to select its 2024 candidates. The process was almost halted after Dr Kwabena Duffuor, one of the flagbearer hopefuls, sued the party at the Accra High Court to stop it.
He withdrew his suit and his candidacy on Friday, May 12.
Former President Mahama and his former appointee, Kojo Bonsu, are now the only contenders for the NDC’s 2024 flagbearer slot.