A flagbearer hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sylvester Mensah  has subtly jabbed at other Presidential hopefuls of the party, stating that he has been around longer than most of them.

According to the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), unlike some of the contestant, he was part of the persons who founded the party from the ground.

Mr. Mensah who made the comments in an interview on Accra based Rainbow Radio stated that he saw the formation and transformation of the NDC.

Mr. Mensah posited that some individuals see us as new entrants but the truth is that, some of us were part of the beginning.

He said: ‘’there are a lot of people in our party today who don’t seem to even know those who have come before them, they see everyone as new. They see everyone as just joining.

Some of us were part of the very beginning of the party. We have seen the party go through various changes up till what we have today…We saw the transition from the very beginning till today.’’

When asked at what point he joined the NDC, Mr. Mensah said, ‘’unlike others, I didn’t join the party, I was part of the team that began to even herald the party before it was finally launched.We were the grass root soldiers who were the ground operative who tried to put people together , bring people around and get people prepared for the formation of the NDC as apolitical party.’’

He described himself as a founding member and "when the history of the party is written, my name will enter as a foundation member. Legally the party has founding members who signed the documents.We were part of those who went round looking for founding members of the party".