The John Dramani Mahama camp is providing each delegate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with GH ¢40 to enable them to get to the voting centers in Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
“There must be no discrimination in the disbursement of the GH¢40 per delegate T&T money,” Professor Joshua Alabi, who is John Dramani Mahama’s Campaign Manager, is quoted as saying.
A statement issued by the office of John Dramani Mahama on Friday, May 12 said the amount will not replace what the party will provide.
“The Campaign team believes supporting the delegates to travel to the centers will ensure a high voter turnout and every voter will be empowered to vote and return home without financial impediment in these difficult economic times,” the statement signed by the Spokesperson of Mr Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, said.
The primaries of the NDC to elect 2024 candidates will be held across the country on Saturday, May 13.
The exercise was nearly suspended after one of the flagbearer aspirants, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, filed a suit at the Accra High Court, injuncting the process.
He withdrew his suit and subsequently his candidature on Friday, May 12.
Former President Mahama and his appointee, Kojo Bonsu, will therefore slug it out for the single ticket of who becomes NDC’s 2024 flagbearer.
In a related development, some aggrieved delegates have expressed their disappointment in Dr. Duffuor. They accuse him of conspiring with the ruling NPP to deliberately set out an agenda to discredit the legitimacy of John Mahama’s victory.
According to them, Dr Duffuour knew from the onset that there was no way the NDC would choose him over John Mahama as their flagbearer. That is why he never invested that much in his campaign.