Flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Alban Bagbin has unveiled former Information Minister in the Mills-Mahama administration, Fritz Baffour as his director of communications for his campaign in the race for the mantle to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections.

It followed Mr Baffour’s endorsement last Wednesday of the candidature of the Second Speaker of Parliament in the scramble for the NDC’s flagbearer ahead of the 2020 elections.

Addressing the media, moments after he was unveiled, Mr. Baffour who during the celebration of this year’s June 4 uprising commemoration blamed the NDC’s humiliating 2016 defeat on former President John Mahama’s departure from the party’s core values of transparency, probity and accountability said the Nadowli-Kaleo lawmaker “is the best man to lead our great NDC party in 2020.”

Giving reasons why he is backing the candidature of Mr Bagbin, the ace stand-up comedian and former lawmaker for Ablekuma South said: “I’ve known my brother and colleague Alban for over thirty years. I knew him before he went into politics and I’ve always admired his sense of duty, his sense of purpose and his sense of service.”

According to him, the choice to support Mr Bagbin “was not based any malice. It’s because I feel he’s a good man. All the contestants for the NDC flagbearership are people  I know and I have a lot of respect for. But this is a democratic dispensation and a process and so I have come out to support Alban Bagbin.”

He said he is a staunch believer in the values of the NDC—transparency, probity and accountability—and Mr Bagbin among all the about 13 persons hoping to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections is the only embodiment of those values.

“I believe that Alban upholds all the values of the NDC. We are the party of the vulnerable, we are the party of the voiceless, we are the party of the man in the street and we believe in equal opportunity for all and that we should be the ones to ensure means for people to have access to best things in the society…I do not believe in adversarial politics. I’ll not hurl insults to anybody or manufacture insults and invectives at anybody.”