Mahama leads NDC Unity Walk event in Kumasi

Mahama leads NDC Unity Walk event in Kumasi

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Saturday, successfully held their Unity Walk at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Massive crowd greets Mahama's Unity Walk in Kumasi

A massive crowd attended the event, which aimed to help unify the opposition party ahead of their bid to recapture political power in 2020.

A stunning and unexpected defeat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2018 left the NDC bitterly divided, with party members angrily trading blame for the party's loss.

Massive crowd greets Mahama's Unity Walk in Kumasi

The massive reception the NDC received at Kumasi, the "stronghold" of the ruling NPP, boosted the morale of NDC supporters, with many of them pointing out on social media that it was a positive sign for the party's fortunes in the next election.

The event was attended by several party dignitaries, including former president John Mahama.

Speaking at the event, Mahama refused to commit to contesting in the 2020 polls.

He said his immediate priority was to help reorganise the party and transform in into a formidable political machine ahead of the 2020 elections.

Massive crowd greets Mahama's Unity Walk in Kumasi

"As the immediate past leader who led the party into the elections of 2016 and we lost, I have a responsibility to make sure that the party is put back on its feet so that whoever leads it has a very good chance of taking us into victory. And that is my focus at the moment,” Mahama said.

The former president said he was confident that God himself would select a good leader for the party, who he said would be capable of winning the elections in 2020.

Massive crowd greets Mahama's Unity Walk in Kumasi

The Unity Walk event comes barely a day after the founder of the NDC and former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, alleged some irregularities and malpractices in the party's ongoing branch executive elections taking place nationwide.

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Massive crowd greets Mahama's Unity Walk in Kumasi

Jerry Rawlings

Rawlings also warned that party risked collapsing if such alleged corrupt practices continued.

The episode underscored the the lack of cohesion within the NDC makeup - something that the party would have to work on before the 2020 elections.

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