- Mahama has said the NDC was ready to snatch power from the NPP come 2020
- The former president who has been elected the NDC flagbearer said nothing can stop that agenda
- He also called on the other contestants and party executives to unite for that 2020 victory
The elected NDC flagbearer, former president John Mahama said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was ready to snatch power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 elections.
He stressed that the NDC would be more united than ever after his win, and therefore, nothing can stop its victorious match to the Flagstaff House (Jubilee House) in 2020.
Mahama was speaking after he was declared the winner if the NDC presidential primaries held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2019.
“Tonight, I want to serve notice to Ghana that from the outcome of this election, [it is sure that] the NDC is strong. The NDC is united. The NDC is poised for victory in 2020. And nothing, absolutely nothing can stop our march towards [the] Flagstaff House,” the former president said in his victory speech.
He was speaking at the NDC Headquarters where he addressed the rank and file of the party after a successful election.
He further dedicated his win to the whole NDC party, while calling on the failed contestants and party executives to make stronger the unity of the NDC.
“I’m deeply touched by the overwhelming endorsement I have received from the grassroots of the party. It is a call to action.”
“I will work closely with all of you so that our common objective of returning to power would be achieved. I salute all our executives.”
“It is my hope that we will work together and eschew all attempts to divide us. Let us trust each other and let us not believe the kind of stories we circulated creating an impression that we are against each other,” Mahama urged.
Meanwhile, Prof. Joshua Alabi, one of the contestants, said he has called Mahama to congratulate him on the victory.
He together with the others secured just 1% or less than that of the total votes cast.
The former president swept 213,443 votes out of the over 330,000 votes cast in the elections.
Prof Alabi came second in the election, but managed to get only 3,339 votes representing a little of 1%.
Also, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, who placed fifth with 1,457 votes representing less than 1% of the total votes cast.
Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, for instance, placed third with 2,313 representing 1.032%.
Sylvester Mensah garnered just 932 votes representing 0.415% to place sixth, while Nurudeen Iddrisu secured only 513 votes representing 0.231% to place seventh.
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