According to Prof Alabi, he called John Mahama to concede defeat and told Mr. Mahama who won the presidential primaries with 95% of the valid votes cast that the “gap was too wide”.
“I called him more than two and a half hours ago and we spoke and I congratulated him,” he said in an interview with Citi fm and also Joynews.
“We just cracked jokes and I only told him that the gap was too much and he shouldn’t have done that…”.
Professor Alabi who was bullish heading into the polls said he confident of victory heading into the contest but planned for any outcome.
“I am winning, I am winning. I am going to be the flagbearer of NDC and I will be the President of this country…,” Prof Alabi said in an interview (below) in the build-up to the primary.
However, the delegates did not fancy him as he lost his home constituency of Krowor in the Greater Accra region to Mr Mahama.
He said the NDC must unite and position itself for the 2020 elections.