- The former minister believes the ruling party's chances are increased if John Mahama recontests
- Mr Akomea's confidence is shared by a huge number of NPP sympathisers
The managing director of the State Transport Company (STC), Nana Akomea, has implored members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to "quietly" support John Mahama.
Mr. Akomea was speaking in response to expectations to former president Mahama's expected leadership of the National Democratic Congress into the general elections of 2020.
In a Facebook post on Monday morning, Mr. Akomea said that he believes that Mr. Mahama's leadership of the NDC in 2020 will be good for the NPP. For him, a comparison of records between Akufo Addo's presidency and that of Mahama will make things easier for the NPP.
Mr. Akomea, who was a former Minister of Information between 2003 and 2005, expressed the hope that a new person would not be nominated by the NDC. According to him, a new person would allow the NDC to campaign on a fresh promises of that candidate.
Over the last week, former president Mahama has intimated of his readiness to lead the NDC in 2020. He was not explicit although he claimed that after considering the support from across the nation, he will not "disappoint".
A number of analysts have interpreted his message to mean he is actually going to contest. This would not be far fetched considering that Mr Mahama has not stayed far from the many activities of the NDC since they were kicked out of power in December 2016.
Mr Akomea's view of the NPP's chances with ex-president Mahama in competition is clearly shared by his party's faithfuls. A huge number of comments on Mr Akomea's post were from individuals agreeing with him.
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