October 25, 2013

The National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon has kicked against any attempt to amend the party’s constitution to allow a sitting president on the party’s ticket to automatically become flag bearer in a second term bid.

Hon Nii Amasah Namoale argued that the status quo should be maintained in the NDC’s constitution for the sitting President to be contested during the party’s Presidential primary.

The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture in charge of fisheries under the erstwhile President John Evans Atta Mills administration maintained that contesting the sitting President will deepen the party’s internal democracy.

He however endorsed President John Mahama’s Presidential bid for 2016 but stressed the need for others to be given the opportunity after his second term in office elapses.

“In my view, I think the President must be contested but not this our present dispensation; President Mahama should be allowed to go and beyond that he should be contested.”

On the issue of nursing his Presidential ambition, Hon. Namoale said he will announce his intention appropriately.”