Joshua Alabi heads NDC 2020 National Campaign

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has finally outdoored its 2020 National Campaign team appointing Professor Joshua Alabi as it's the National Campaign Manager and with Alex Segbefia as his deputy for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Former National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (rtd) is the Director of Operations for the campaign, which is to bring back ex-President John Dramani Mahama for a second 4-year term.

A statement signed by the NDC's Director of Communication, Kakra Essamuah mentioned James Agyenim Boateng as the Campaign Spokesperson, Mawuena Trebarh and Ms. Margaret Ansei are the Deputy Campaign Spokespersons.

Former Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) under President John Evans Atta-Mills, Gen. R S Blay (rtd) is the Strategic Advisor to the Campaign Team.

The statement had said that "the leadership of the National Democratic Congress has at its Functional Executive Committee (FEC) meeting, held on Monday 29th June 2020, appointed members of the Party's National Campaign Team that will prosecute the party's campaign in the December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

The statement mentioned other members of the team as "Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer; Hon Julius Debrah, former Chief of Staff; Hon Kofi Totobi Quakyi; Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader; Hon Hudu Yahaya; George Opare Addo, National Youth Organizer; Ambassador Sam Pee Yalley; Dr. Valerie Sawyer; Hon Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Director of Elections; Hon Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman; Ambassador Victor Smith; Comrade Joshua Akamba, National Organizer, Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw, National Women's. Organizer; Alhaji Mohammed Mamah, National Zongo Caucus Coordinator, Hon Samuel Sarpong; and Dr. Nana Ama Brown Klutse".

It asked that "all campaign activities will be under the policy direction of the National Steering Committee to be chaired by the National Chairman, Hon. Samuel Ofosu- Ampofo".

The statement said that "in accordance with the Party's constitution, the coordination of all the various aspects of the campaign will be under the leadership of the General Secretary, Hon Johnson Asiedu Nketiah", adding "further information on the Steering Committee and the campaign structure will be announced later".

Prof. Alabi had once served as the Greater Accra Regional Minister under the Rawlings regime.

He was once the Member of Parliament for the Krowor in the Greater Accra Region before joining academia and rising to become the Vice-Chancellor for the University of Professional Studies.

He contested for the NDC flagbearer slot, which re-elected ex-President Mahama to lead the NDC against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the forthcoming elections.