-Former President Mahama joined the NDC's Unity Walk in Cape Coast on Sunday
-Addressing party faithfuls, he revealed who his favourite contender for the party's flagbearership race was
Former President John Dramani Mahama brought some laughter to patrons of the opposition National Democratic Congress' (NDC) Unity Walk at Cape Coast when he disclosed his favorite contender for the party's flagbearer race.
Speaking to hundreds of party faithfuls who attended the event, Mr Mahama mentioned former contemnor, Stephen Atubiga as his favourite among the many nanes that have popped up as potential contestants.
The NDC is expected to elect a new flagbearer for the 2020 elections by the middle of next year with a lot of names being thrown around as wanting to topple the former president who is seen by many as the party's best option to win back power.
Delivering his address at the Walk on Sunday which bothered on unity after the presidential primary , former President Mahama said:
“I have no problem with any of my colleagues who have expressed interest in leading this great party. Let us not attack anyone because whoever is elected to lead us to victory 2020 will need the support of each and everyone.
Spio was my Boss and later became my minister, Joshua was my colleague in parliament and later became the Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Slyvester was the NHIS Boss and later a Presidential Staffer… Is not now that they want to contest that I will have a problem with them. Atubiga is even my favourite Presidential candidate. Let us all work in UNITY for Victory 2020”.
His revelation attracted some laughter from the crowd who may have been wondering why he would settle on Mr Atubiga as his favourite when he himself is literally being forced to come back.
Meanwhile, Mr Atubiga, a member of the party’s communications team, who came into the limelight after he was jailed for contempt over the 2012 election petition case, has reminded the former president of the tough competition ahead of him if he decides to contest.
“ I can’t wait for what am hearing out there to be a reality , As to JDM coming back to contest others and myself this Congress to lead NDC . I have news for JDM And Ibrahim Mahama. I will give them a run for their money. I will match them boot to boot, dollar to dollar, cedi to cedi, Euros to Euros”, he is reported to have said.
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