The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has appointed Professor Joshua Alabi as its National Campaign Manager ahead of the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections.
Prof Alabi is expected to lead a 22-member National Campaign Team that would prosecute the party’s campaign in the upcoming elections.
A statement issued by the party on Monday, June 29 and signed by its Director of Communications, Mr Kakra Essamuah, the decision was taken at a Functional Executive Committee (FEC) meeting of the party held on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Prof. Alabi served as the Greater Accra Regional Minister under the Rawlings administration and was once the Member of Parliament (MP) for Krowor in the Greater Accra Region before joining academia and rising to become the Vice-Chancellor for the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
He contested for the NDC flagbearership slot, which re-elected ex-President John Mahama to lead the NDC against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the forthcoming elections.
According to the statement, Prof Alabi would be assisted by Mr Alex Segbefia.
Other members of the team are Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo -Lartey, (rtd), Director of Operations of the campaign; James Agyenim Boateng, Campaign Spokesperson; Mrs Mawuena Trebarh and Ms Margaret Ansei, Deputy Campaign Spokespersons and Gen. R S Blay (rtd), Strategic Advisor to the Campaign Team.
Other members of the team include 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.
The statement added that all campaign activities would be under the policy direction of the National Steering Committee to be chaired by the National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
“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,” the statement said.