Goosie scares rivals with grassroots campaign up North


With almost a month to the presidential primary election of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), all the flag-bearer hopefuls are leaving nothing to chance.

However, one candidate, who has endeared himself so much to the delegates, is Augustus Goosie Tanoh.

Information available to Today indicates that Mr Tanoh’s is in fact making loads of waves with his grassroots campaign carved under his “Rising Together Campaign Tour.”

Additionally, Mr Goosie’s demeanour and political maturity anytime he is addressing delegates have become motivating factors for many of the delegates to root for him,” an NDC delegate in the Greater Accra Region, who spoke to Today on condition of anonymity disclosed.

It is the light of the above that Mr Tanoh is set to take the three regions in the north by storm with a new wave of campaign.

And as part of his strategy, Today has learned that he will be taking his campaign message to the door steps of his biggest contender—John Dramani Mahama—who appears to be in a “comfortable lea”’ in the northern part of the country.

The opposition political party is gearing up to elect a flag-bearer ahead of Ghana’s next presidential and parliamentary elections in 2020.

According to political pundits, the NDC December 7th presidential primary election will be a test of the legacy of former President, John Dramani Mahama, who is also a candidate in the elections.

Goosie Tanoh, a founder member of the NDC, has already toured and engaged delegates in parts of Volta, Greater Accra, and Central Regions where he received overwhelming support for his message of grassroots empowerment.

The northern sector tour will afford Mr Goosie Tanoh, an opportunity to woo more delegates ahead of the proposed date for the election.

Per his itinerary, Mr. Goosie Tanoh will visit Wa Central and Wa West and Nadowli Kaleo, meet part elders and chiefs in the Upper West Region.

He will also meet and interact with delegates at Jirapa, lawra, Nandom, Lambussie, Sissala West and Sissala East constituencies, all in the Upper West region.

Goosie Tanoh is also expected to canvass for votes in the Upper East Region and then Northern Region.

A total of 13 aspirants have so far declared intentions to contest for the vacant position of the flag-bearership slot of the party.




Story: Kwamena ANANSE

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