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Kweku Ricketts-Hagan on why he dropped out of NDC race

BY: Graphic Online

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast South, George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has officially explained why he dropped out of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), flagbearer race.

In a press statement on Tuesday, December 11, Mr Ricketts-Hagan said whilst going round to solicit for votes, he gathered from his interactions that the delegates have already made up their minds and nothing can change them.

He said many of them have openly declared that they were in support of one particular aspirant – whose name he would not mention.

Based on that, he said he found it unnecessary to go ahead and file his nomination form.

Eight aspirants have officially picked nomination forms to run for the presidential primary scheduled for January 26, 2019.

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They include former President John Dramani Mahama, Mr Goosie Tanoh, Mr Nurudeen Iddrisu, Mr Stephen Atubiga, Mr Alban Bagbin, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Mr Sylvester Mensah and Prof Joshua Alabi.

According to Mr Ricketts-Hagan, although he would have given Ghana an exceptional leadership if he had been elected as flag bearer and president subsequently, the delegates of the NDC, from his rounds, have given him the indication that it is not his time yet.