NDC Race: Could Alabi pull a flagbearer surprise?

Professor Joshua Alabi

myjoyonline.com, Wed, Aug 8, 2018

by Myjoyonline.com

Professor Joshua Alabi, a Russia-trained Ghanaian academic and politician born on March 1, 1958, has suddenly become one of the lead contenders for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearership race.

Already, some big guns in the party including former Diplomat, James Victor Gbeho, as well as former Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ken Dzirasah, are rallying party faithful to support the candidature of Prof. Joshua Alabi to become the flagbearer of the party going into the 2020 elections.

He served as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) from 2012 to 2016, after previously serving as the Rector of the same institution from 2009 to 2012 and Pro-Rector from 2005 to 2008.

In Ghanaian politics, Alabi was the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Krowor Constituency in the Greater Accra from 1997 to 2001 and Minister of State for the Greater Accra and the Northern Regions respectively from 1997 to 2001.

Alabi is a member of the National Democratic Congress and led the party’s reorganization in the Greater Accra region in 2001 after the party lost the 2000 elections to the opposition. After the reorganization, he became the first former Minister of the party to contest and won as the Regional Chairman of the NDC in the Greater Accra Region from 2001 to 2005.

As the NDC officially opened the doors for those interested in leading the party to pick up nomination forms, we bring you a profile of the Prof. Joshua Alabi: . . .

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