Mr Yaw Boateng Gyan, a former National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has rescinded his decision to contest the National Vice Chairmanship slot at the next congress.
According to him, he got a cold feet in his ambition to run for the position after the widespread anti-Mahama label on his image in the party.
“I’ve gone through a lot with all sorts of vilification in the party. And these things started when I decided to go for re-election as the party’s National Organizer. It was unfortunate the treatment I had to endure even at the grounds in Kumasi and subsequently at Trade Fair in Accra. The late Dr. Kwabena Adjei if he were to be alive will even bear witness to what I’m saying. The old guards that brought the NDC to power are not respected and we need to end that kind of behaviour before the 2024 elections,” Yaw Boateng Gyan told Bonohene Baffuor Awuah on Ghana Kasa on Kasapa 102.5 fm.
He continued, the 2024 race could be a done-deal for the main opposition NDC, if the party puts its house in order and build structures very well.
In his view, “every candidate is marketable and could win the election for the NDC”, adding that all that matters is to have strong structures.
Mr. Yaw Boateng Gyan was part of the leadership that returned the NDC to power in the 2008 and 2012 elections but lost bitterly to Mr Adams in his bid to seek another term.
Meanwhile, the perceived feud between Yaw Boateng Gyan and ex-president Mahama intensified after the former NDC National Organiser vowed to campaign for Dr. Kwabena Duffuor should he declare his intention to contest for the flagbearer position in the party’s next primaries.