Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was at the party headquarters of the governing National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) on Thursday to pick the presidential nomination forms on behalf of President John Mahama ahead of the party’s primaries to be held on November 7.
Multitudes of NDC supporters clad in party colours stormed the party’s offices at Adabraka to show support for the president’s candidacy.
Reports say the president was attending to other equally important national duties and that explains his absence.
General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, presented the forms to the Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
Mr Mahama is expected to come against George Boateng who was first to pick up nominations forms, but whose intention to contest has generated controversies, with the process leading to his acquisition of the forms resulting in the dismissal of two administrative officials at the party office.
According to the party’s rules, it is only the general secretary who has the mandate to issue the presidential nomination forms to a presidential aspirant.