The National Democratic Congress(NDC) has denied putting together a list of viable candidates being considered for the position of a running mate to its flagbearer, John Mahama.
In a statement signed by General Secretary of the party, Asiedu Nketiah, he denied signing and publishing a statement that contained a list of five candidates being considered for the position of a running mate for the party in the 2020 elections.
“My attention has been drawn to a fraudulent fake letter on the selection of the 2020 NDC Running Mate, purported to be signed and issued by me. First of all, I have not issued any such statement or cause such publication to be made on my behalf on the subject of selecting the
NDC Running Mate.”
“The general public is therefore advised to ignore any such frivolous and fictitious letter, which is clearly a creation of some unscrupulous persons, who want to divert attention from serious burning national issues.”
“Let me use this opportunity to emphasize that the purported letterhead, reference number, email address and signature on the said publication are all fake. Secondly, no sub-committee of the party has been formed or tasked by the National Executive Committee for selection of a Running Mate. For the avoidance of doubt, the procedures for selecting a Running Mate as prescribed under article 43 of our party Constitution, does not include the formation of any such Sub-Committee.”
“This fake news comes in the wake of several attempts by some criminal minds to use the names of some high ranking officials of the party to defraud the unsuspecting public, including some Parliamentary Candidates of our party. This is utterly condemnable.”
“Even though I do not own any Facebook account, I have had cause to report to the cybercrime unit of the Ghana Police Service, activities of some criminally minded fraudsters who have created an account in my name and are using same to defraud innocent citizens. We are eagerly awaiting for action by the Cyber Crime Unit of the CID.”
The statement added, “We entreat our teeming members, supporters, sympathizers and the general public to ignore this fraudulent document. We wish to assure all NDC members that leadership shall remain focused on the agenda to #KickNanaOut, no matter the machinations of our detractors.”