Some delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region have likened one of the party’s presidential candidate aspirants, Augustus Goosie Tanoh to the party founder and former president, Jeremiah John Rawlings, saying he is handsome and that they will vote for him to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
According to the delegates, the semblance between the former president and Mr. Tanoh particularly in terms of colour and some little traits of mannerisms is indicative of the fact that he will be a good leader.
Mr. Taonh who commenced his nationwide campaign for the NDC presidential candidacy in the Volta region has been touring the various constituencies over the last 6 days.
At Anlo constituency, there was a thunderous and rapturous applause when Mr. Goosie Tanoh was introduced to the over 200 delegates who had gathered to listen to him.
He urged delegates to own the party, free it from corruption tag by making monthly contributions to fund the party activities.
He said a new NDC government under his leadership would protect and strengthen the economy by empowering communities to take advantage of available opportunities.
Mr. Goosie Tanoh also paid a courtesy call on the Awormefia of Anlo state, Togbe Sri to seek his blessings.
The experienced politician also met and interacted with delegates at Keta constituency on Thursday.
Asked what he will do if he does not win the race, Mr. Goosie Tanoh said “I will remain in the party and continue to support the party for victory 2020”.
He told delegates not to lose hope because he was confident of winning the flabearearship slot with his “scientific organizational skills”.
Mr. Tanoh met several NDC delegates across the region including regional executives among others.
He is also paid courtesy calls on the paramount chief of Hohoe traditional area, Togbega Gabusu and other traditional leaders.
The NDC has set December 7th to conduct elections to select a flabearear for the 2020 polls.
Aside Mr. Goosie Tanoh some eleven other bigwigs in the party have expressed interest in leading the party into the 2020 elections.
They include former President John Dramani Mahama, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, a former Trade and Industry Minister; Former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, Cape Coast South MP, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan.
The other candidates are Alban Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Stephen Atubiga, member of NDC communications team; Elipklim Agbemava, a lawyer; David Doste Kwame Kuwadah; and a banker and oil and gas consultant, Nurideen Iddrisu.