- The NPP says the return of Mahama is no bother to them
- Mahama's bid to contest the elections, the NPP believes, is flawed
Mahama's decision to be flagbearer of the NDC ahead of the 2020 elections is no bother to the NPP. This is coming from the acting director of communications for the party - Yaw Adomako Barfi.
Speaking to Citi FM, the newly elected communications director of the NPP stated that the party has committed itself to fulfill all its campaign promises.
Mahama's comeback in 2020, according to him, is no threat to the party and that the former president is no match to his main rival, President Akufo-Addo.
"...Ghanaians are the best judges so we are not worried. After all they have a lot of arsenal on them, Alban Bagbin has said Mahama’s coming is a bomb, looking at what Goosie Tanoh has said, looking at what Ken Dzirasah has said. I’m assuring Ghanaians that we are not disturbed at all and we are not even going to be disturbed because we have the mandate, and we need to deliver on the promises,” Yaw Adomako Barfi stated.
It is now official that John Mahama will be contesting the NDC primaries and subsequently be leading the party to the 2020 elections.
Mahama's political journey to 2020 election The former president, John Mahama, has paid a courtesy call on the founder of the NDC, Jerry John Rawlings.
This move can be seen by all as a very strategic one if indeed the former one-term president is poised to contest elections yet again in the 2020 elections.
Already, Jerry Rawlings has had his take on the politics of the NDC as he attributed their defeat in 2016 to greed and corruption.
There have been various pictures of an obvious rift between the former president and some key officials of the party.
Already, all ten regional party chairmen of the NDC have endorsed Mahama and also advised him to lead the party. In a draft letter, all chairmen signed in approval of John Mahama being the next flag bearer of the NDC yet again.
But things have not been easy for the former president as other party executives including those he worked closely with during his tenure as president are now set to contest against him.
One of the most vociferous amongst all is the second deputy speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin, who has been singled out for the use of harsh words against John Mahama.
In his latest string of attack, Alban Bagbin, attributed the defeat of the NDC during the 2020 election to the decision by former President Mahama to appoint a visually impaired official.
The member of parliament for Nadowli Kaleo has argued that appointing Dr. Henry Siedu Daanaa as the minister in charge of chieftaincy and traditional affairs was a terrible mistake that cost the party dearly in the 2016 elections.
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