After a long period of political campaigning and legal disputes, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is finally set to hold elections today to elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections. This comes after several months of intense campaigning and legal challenges which left the party in a state of uncertainty.
Former President John Dramani Mahama is set to contest for the flagbearership slot alongside former Kumasi Mayor, Kojo Bonsu. However, this comes after the withdrawal of former Bank of Ghana governor, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, who cited concerns with the irregularities of the voters register and the leadership of the party.
The election is expected to take place in 274 constituencies across the country with over 366,000 delegates expected to cast their votes. The parliamentary elections will have 739 aspirants taking part, with 47 expected to go unopposed. With the withdrawal of Dr Kwabena Duffuor, the NDC is now left with two candidates for the flagbearership slot, and the outcome of the elections is highly anticipated.