- A top NDC member, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, has stated that there is no need for John Mahama to contest for presidency in 2020
- According to him, Mahama has no unfinished business in government and should therefore pave the way for others to take their chances
- John Mahama announced on Thursday, August 23, 2018, that he intends to contest as flagbearer of the NDC
A Former Deputy Finance Minister, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, has argued that it will be a bad idea for Former President John Mahama to contest as president in the 2020 elections.
According to a report by www.3news.com, Ricketts-Hagan stated that Mahama has done his bit and needs to take the backseat for others to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He went ahead to say that Mahama has contributed his quota to national development, and should therefore take a step back.
In his opinion, John Mahama has no unfinished business to continue and that he has had his turn, so he should allow others to take up the mantle for the NDC.
In August, 2018, the former president stated in a recorded video that he owed God and Ghanaians a duty to right the wrongs he committed while in power.
This followed an announcement to the effect that he intends to contest for the flagbearership position of the NDC.
Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise morning show, Ricketts-Hagan said John Mahama’s return could be a recipe for disaster.
He stated that history gives enough reasons to believe that all over the world, the return of former president is always disastrous.
He further noted that Mahama has no unfinished business in government and therefore owes no one a duty to return to power.
Rickets-Hagan maintained that the party needs to undergo some reform in order to properly position itself to attain power in the 2020 elections.
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