80 NDC MPs visit Mahama to persuade him to contest party flagbearership

80 NDC MPs visit Mahama to persuade him to contest party flagbearership

-Some Members of Parliament of the opposition NDC have teamed up to persuade former President Mahama to contest the party's presidential primary next year.

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As the opposition National Democratic Congress' (NDC) flagbearer race takes shape, some 80 Members of Parliament (MPs) of the party have come together to persuade former President John Mahama to contest.

Mahama

Former President John Mahama

In their bid, the 80 MPs have visited Mr Mahama to literally force him to take another shot at the presidency.

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This was disclosed by Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr Clement Apaak.

"Only yesterday 80 NDC MPs including myself went to the office of the former president, he wasn't present, his Chief of Staff was there, Julius Debrah", Dr Apaak stated on Akomadan-based Cruz FM.

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The NDC is expected to elect a presidential candidate for the 2020 elections by the middle of next year.

Names like that of Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin; Former Rector of USA, Professor Joshua Alabi; and Former Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah have popped up.

But the MPs believe that Mr Mahama, who is yet to declare his intention for the race, is"the only person capable of leading the NDC back to victory".

Explaining that the decision was not one officially taken by the Minority as a group but by like-minded individuals, Dr Apaak said:

"Those of us who went believe that Mahama is the best person to lead us back into winning power . . . everyone is saying what they like and for us we say Mahama is the one we like told him it was not negotiable and whether he likes it or not he will contest".

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