- Ade Coker, has said that asking former president John Mahama to consider putting himself up for the 2020 elections, is not the same as endorsing his candidature for the race
- Mr. Ade Coker is part of the 10 regional NDC chairmen who endorsed Mahama
The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ade Coker is unhappy with the connotations being read into a communique released by the party’s regional chairmen.
The letter which supposedly backed John Dramani Mahama to seek re-election in 2020 has created confusion in the party.
According to him, some members of the party have just refused to read, saying the regional chairmen never endorsed the ex-president.
Reports in the local media on Thursday suggested that all 10 regional chairmen of the NDC met at a meeting and collaboratively endorsed John Mahama to stand for re-election come 2020.
Sections of the communique from the 10 NDC regional chairmen actually appeared to persuade Mahama “to consider the request of teeming supporters of the NDC and Ghanaians to lead the party to the 2020 general elections”.
However, Mr Ade Coker insists the communique “is explicit” and does not necessarily mean the regional chairmen have endorsed the erstwhile president.
He also took a swipe at critics who he claimed “are not reading”.
The NDC Greater Accra regional chairman said: “The ten regional chairmen haven’t endorsed anybody. The communique is explicit. I don’t know why we are making a hue and cry over all this thing. People should read. We make Bawumia have some justification. People are not reading.”