The 9th National Delegates Congress of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is currently ongoing at the Ghana Trade Fair.
About 9000 delegates are expected to vote over sixty candidates vying for various positions in the party.
Positions such as National Chairman, Vice Chairmen, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretaries, National Organizer, deputy National Organizers, Communications Officer, deputy Communications Officers, national executive committee members and the Zongo Caucus coordinator are up for grabs.
Former General Secretary of the party, Hudu Yahaya; former Member of Parliament (MP) for Keta, Dan Abodakpi; former Director of Elections and a Vice Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo; Former Attorney General and Education Minister, Betty Mould Iddrisu and former Member of the Council of State, Danny Annang are all contesting the National Chairman position of the NDC.
The incumbent General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly called General Mosquito, will be facing a tough opposition from his Deputy Koku Anyidoho who is hoping to overthrow him.
Fred Agbenyo and Sammy Gyamfi are also gunning for the Communications Director of the party.
Addressing delegates at the Congress, Former President John Dramani Mahama urged them to elect executives capable to lead the NDC back to power, come 2020.
"It is important to keep in mind that the choice we make here today will contribute to the determination of the future of the NDC and also of Ghana. We must therefore put our best foot forward to rescue Ghana from the abysmal performance of the Nana Akufo-Addo and New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration," he said.
Founder of the party, Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings also had "only one sentence message" for the delegates, saying "I can imagine how we would wish for the spirit of the old days . . . is it possible to bring it back? That can only happen if we cultivate the habit of listening to ourselves. I want to make an appeal that we listen to ourselves".
Watch an aerial footage of the Congress grounds below:
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