Member of Parliament for the Cape Coast South Constituency,Kweku Ricketts Hagan, has served notice of suspending his campaign as flagbearer hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Describing the decision as difficult, he said he had to back off the race because delegates have heavily endorsed the candidature of one particular aspirant hence; it was baseless to continue with his campaign.
Last August, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan declared his intention to contest as a flagbearer of the party saying he was ready to share his message based on the party’s principles to enable it to have a realistic chance of reclaiming political power in 2020.
He further explained that the best candidate to lead the party into the 2020 polls, was him because he represents the new vision andide as the party needs going into the next presidential elections.
But in a release sighted by ghanaplay.com, Mr.Hagan indicated that party delegates were all rooting for one candidate, which he feels is ‘well marketed and well-resourced’ for election 2020.
“I have taken a difficult decision to suspend my campaign as flagbearer aspirant for our dear National Congress.”
“We gave it everything we have, but the overwhelming majority of our delegates that we came into contact with have chosen another path, so we failed to sufficiently expand our appeal on this occasion. It is therefore pointless to continue to remain in a contest which pretty much look spre determined. We therefore did not pick up nomination forms to advance our contest in the flagbearership race scheduled for 26th January,2019 set by National Executive Committee (NEC),” he disclosed.