The former president, John Dramani Mahama, has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot use the 2020 general election for ‘experimentation’ purposes.
He said the party’s foot soldiers were not ready to wait until 2024 to win back power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The ex-president made the comments while speaking at a campaign stop in the North Tongu constituency in the Volta region where the party’s delegates waited for hours into the night in order to meet him.
Addressing the delegates, Mahama said he was the only candidate NPP and Akufo-Addo “fear”.
“Every day Mahama. Mahama this, Mahama that. Whatever happens, they say Mahama. Have you seen them talking about any of the other people?” I am the candidate they fear,” he told the delegates.
Mahama disagreed with the school of thought that suggested NDC using a new face for 2020 with the ultimate target being 2024 by which time the new face has been marketed and can win.
“I believe that the time to take back power from the NPP is 2020, not 2024. Some want us to go and try and see. They say let’s us pick a fresh face and when we go and we don’t win he has been marketed… And then he can come again in 2024”.
According to him, the NDC would take back power in 2020 and would not want any try and see.
“I have come here to present myself to you. Many places I go they say President Mahama we know you, even of you don’t need to come, we will vote for you. but to whom honour is due, honour is given. So I have come to present myself to you,” he added.
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