Kwesi Botchwey lambasts ‘faceless people’ for picking chairmanship form

Kwesi Botchwey lambasts ‘faceless people’ for picking chairmanship form
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Naa Sakwaba Akwa | E: faustine.akwa@myjoyonline.com
Date: 27-08-2018 Time: 06:08:57:pm
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The former finance minister, Prof Kwesi Botchwey has denied reports that he has picked forms to contest the National Chairmanship position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Whilst denying ever instructing anyone of picking a chairmanship form, Prof Botchwey gave a hint of his intention to contest a leadership position which would possibly return the NDC to power in 2020.

Having shown his disinterest in contesting the chairmanship slot, the only leadership position available that would bring the NDC back into power is the flagbearership position.

Prof Botchwey said he will announce that position in the coming days.

Background

Joy News had learnt that the longest serving minister had picked forms on Saturday to contest the chairmanship position, but a statement from his office indicates that that is not accurate.

The statement said "The office wants to put it on record that, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorised any person to pick a form on his behalf, or has he ever considered contesting for the office of NDC National Chairman. 

“We consider this act by some faceless people as desperate, wicked, and devious with the intent of portraying him as inconsistent with his decisions, and a deliberate attempt to create confusion in the mind of his teeming supporters.”

The statement, however, says the man who was tasked to investigate the NDC’s shocking defeat in the 2016 general elections will in the coming days  “publicly declare his intention and the capacity in which he will decide to lead the party for victory 2020.

“We want to assure our teeming supporters that Prof. Kwesi Botchey remains resolute to the agenda agreed on,” the statement adds.

Below is a copy of the full statement:

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF PROFESSOR KWESI BOTCHWEY

27/08/18

The office of Professor Kwesi Botchwey received with surprise the news being carried by Myjoyonline news portal that, he has picked a form to contest for the office of National Chairman in the upcoming NDC congress slated for later this year

The office wants to put it on record that, Professor Kwesi Botchwey has not authorised any person to pick a form on his behalf, or has he ever considered contesting for the office of NDC National Chairman. 

We consider this act by some faceless people as desperate, wicked, and devious with the intent of portraying him as inconsistent with his decisions, and a deliberate attempt to create confusion in the mind of his teeming supporters. 

The office shall investigate and report this conduct to the National Executive Committee to bring to book the persons behind this desperate conduct to book.

In the coming days, Professor Kwesi Botchwey shall publicly declare his intention and the capacity in which he will decide to lead the party for victory 2020. We want to assure our teeming supporters that Prof. Kwesi Botchey remains resolute to the agenda agreed on.

 

Signed


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