The National Democratic Congress has opened nominations for persons seeking to contest the flagbearship slot of the party ahead of the 2020 elections.
The opposition party is, however, cautioning presidential hopefuls against opulence and campaign of insults.
“…Times are hard [and] it would be very offensive for Ghanaians to see flamboyant campaigns…when they are living in penury,” the General Secretary of the NDC John Asiedu Nketia noted Thursday at a news conference to declare open nomination for the flagbearer slot of the party.
“And so we are urging our proposed contestants [flagbearer hopefuls] that they should be modest in their campaigns and their outdoor advertisement to be consistent with the values of NDC as a social democratic party,” he entreated.
He further cautioned the flagbearer hopefuls against insulting-campaigns as it has taken notice some pronouncement to that effect in the months leading to the opening of the nomination.
He further warned party executives against using party structures to support party candidates.
Mr. Asiedu Nketiah popularly known as General Mosquito also said there was nothing wrong with some 94 MPs declaring their support for former President John Dramani Mahama.
The MPs, according to Builsa South lawmaker Clement Apaak, have signed a document declaring their support for the former President who led the party in the 2016 defeat.
Mr. Mahama who is likely to contest the flagbearer slot for the umbrella family will have to beat competition from former UPSA vice chancellor Professor Joshua Alabi, Second deputy speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, former NHIA boss Sylvester Mensah and his former Trade minister Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah.
Meanwhile, nominations for National Executive elections have also equally been opened. Regional elections originally scheduled for August 25, has been pushed to September 1, 2018.