- There is the highest possibility of John Mahama contesting the 2020 elections
- Mahama has not made known his intentions yet but silent developments within the NDC show he is actively building up for the 2020 elections
- It is, however, unknown which vice presidential candidate Mahama will consider for the 2020 presidential race
Will John Dramani Mahama lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general elections? This is the question that many Ghanaians keep asking especially when Mahama's decision to contest the elections remains unknown.
So far, John Mahama has assured party members that he will soon reveal whether or not he will be contesting the elections.
The former president, who lost massively to his contender and now president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, became the first president in the 4th Republic to be kicked out of office in his first term through a general election.
But since losing the general elections, John Mahama has kept himself really busy in the political limelight. We have seen this with his role in key elections of Kenya and Liberia where he stood in as the head of the Commonwealth observer mission.
Back home, the former president has been very occupied with various unity walks by the National Democratic Congress (NDC). These unity walks, which many argue to be a mini-campaign, has seen Mahama act more like a presidential candidate seeking to be voted by supporters and swing voters.
The race for the flagbearer position of the opposition NDC has seen major political figures of the NDC- those who even served under Mahama during his reign as president - battle it out for the leadership role of the party.
These NDC gurus; Ekow Spio Garbrah, Alban Bagbin, Kwesi Botchwey among others believe now is the time for Mahama to forget 202 elections ever existed. They are contesting the former president as they argue they have ideas that could secure a massive win for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Let's take a closer look at the just-ended constituency election by the opposition NDC. Once again, we saw John Mahama play the leadership card by urging all contestants to win their bids of leading in their respective endeavours.
John Mahama's bid for the 2020 elections is certain. If indeed he was not interested in contesting, he would, just like any other former president, coil up into remaining silent on issues pertaining to Ghana's political landscape.
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He may not announce his interest in contesting the elections but it is clear that following a call on him by all 10 national chairmen of the party for him to come back and lead the party to victory. The question we might want to consider is rather who, among Mahama's contenders, will be pairing him as the vice presidential candidate of the opposition NDC.
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