Suspended Second Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Crabbe, has entered the chairmanship race.

Mr Crabbe confirmed his intention to on Monday, 12 February.

A poster for his campaign says he intends to “build a party for all.”

The poster markets him as having a “proven track record in championing the rights and welfare of all party executives and members”.

A year to the 2016 general elections, the National Executive Committee of the NPP suspended Mr Crabbe indefinitely alongside General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong and then-Chairman Paul Afoko, for, among other things, making utterances that were injurious to the chances of then-presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.

Their suspension has not yet been reversed. That notwithstanding, Mr Crabbe has entered the race to give Acting Chairman Freddy Blay some competition.