The All People’s Congress (APC) on Monday August 24, acclaimed Hassan Ayariga as its flagbearer for the 2020 polls.
The former member of the People’s National Convention (PNC) was acclaimed at the party’s National Delegates Congress held in Accra.
Mr. Ayariga founded the APC ahead of the 2016 election and has been the party’s only flagbearer contestant.
He left the People’s National Congress, which he represented at the polls in 2012, to form the APC.
This year, he was the only contestant who picked up nomination forms in the APC.
Mr. Ayariga received the endorsement of executives of the party who say he has the foresight to lead Ghana’s development.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, the General Secretary for the APC, Mordecai Thiombiano said Ghanaians need the APC to push for all-inclusive governance for development.
“If you want to be void of corruption, then you need to let everybody be involved in the nation-building process. You shouldn’t limit it just to your political party.”
“We need to think about Ghana first before political parties. When we think about Ghana first, regardless of your political party or your religious affiliation or your ethnic affiliation, the all-inclusive governance concept will bring everybody together.”
“Then we look at the action and rule the nation out of national interest and not a parochial interest,” Mr. Thiombiano added.
The party is yet to unveil its manifesto but its flagbearer has indicated that free tertiary education policy will be part of its plans.
Mr. Ayariga will be on the ballot paper if he meets all eligibility requirements set out by the county’s Electoral Commission.
He has already been championing a free university education when elected as President.
“The next government, whether APC or whichever government should continue with free tertiary education,” he said in an interview with Citi FM.
Source: Daily Mail GH