The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has officially declared the campaign period for presidential primaries with immediate effect.
The NDC has therefore set 7 December 2018 for its presidential primaries ahead of the 2020 polls.
This was disclosed at a press conference by the General Secretary of the party, Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia.
He said the date is in line with the party’s constitution and that the party has taken note of the constitutional requirement to choose a flag bearer 24 months before the next elections.
“The constitution, not having been amended yet, we can safely calculate our timelines from 7th December 2020, so that will bring us to 7th of December 2018 for a choice to be made on who leads our party into the next general elections”.
According to Mr. Nketia, the party ordinarily would have concluded all the internal elections before opening the space for campaigning and declaration of intentions.
He argued, however, that if the party is to wait till the executive elections are completed sometime in September, time would be short for some aspirants.
He therefore directed all hopefuls to first inform the party of their intentions to contest before campaigning and warned the would-be aspirants to be wary of the kind of comments they pass during their campaign.
Mr. Aseidu Nketiah disclosed he would seek re-election as General Secretary of the NDC.
By William Sarpong