- Some key members of the NDC are against Mahama contesting the 2020 elections
- Reports from Todaygh.com claim there has been meeting to this effect
- Mahama is yet to reveal his intention to contest the elections
Top guns in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are not in support of the return of John Mahama as the flagbearer of the party in 2020.
This is according to reports by Todaygh.com, which claim that several meetings are currently being held to explore ways of convincing Mahama not to contest the 2020 elections.
The report claims that the top NDC members are not for Mahama's comeback “because of his [Mahama’s] failure to deal with many alleged corrupt practices which plagued his administration.”
So far, the decision by Mahama to contest the elections in 2020 remains unknown as the former president reveals he is willing to support anyone who leads the party ahead of the major elections.
In fact, reports by Daily Guide claim that key members from Mahama's office - Edudze Tamakloe, Abraham Ferguson, and Rabiu - have been in "a series of meetings in Accra and Tamale in the Greater Accra and the Northern Regions respectively."
It has also emerged that the former Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) boss, Kojo Bonsu, took an advantage to make known Mahama's intentions of running for president in the just held mammoth unity march in Tamale.
"One of the strategies being used by Mr. Mahama’s ‘boys’ is to organise people from the Greater Accra, Brong-Ahafo and Ashanti Regions to Tamale in their numbers to convince supporters of the NDC in the north that he (Mahama) is the best bet for 2020," the Daily Guide is quoted as stating.
Mahama had earlier refused to speak on his future with the party. He had instead asked the party faithful to work hard to make the NDC formidable enough to challenge the NPP in 2020.
The 58-year-old's dream for a second straight term in office was shattered by the NPP's Nana Akufo-Addo, who secured a stunning victory to capture 58% of the votes in the December elections.
Mahama could only manage 44.4%, despite having an incumbency advantage and a bigger logistical and financial war chest than the NPP leader, who is the current president.
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