- Alban Bagbin has explained the reason behind his constant criticisms of former president Mahama
- According to him, he was only interested in the well-being of the party
A contestant in the presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Bagbin, has explained why he constantly criticized former president John Mahama.
According to a Citinewsroom report, he stated that his criticisms were in the interest of the party.
Although he beat Mahama by 16 votes in his consistency during the primaries, he failed to get the endorsement needed for him to lead the party in the 2020 general election.
“We are politicians, and in Africa, in particular, anything is possible in this game. There is so much uncertainty so as you go round to show who the better candidate is; you will definitely disagree with the other contestants.
In a democratic country, you can disagree with people and when that happens, people say you are a critic, and sometimes they even say that it is an attack on the person. But that is all what democracy and competition is about,” he argued.
He however added that Mahama knows him very well, as they have worked together for a long time.
For that reason, he went on, it soon became clear that he harbours no ill will, as the criticisms are merely to help the party improve.
John Mahama, at the end of the NDC’s primaries on Saturday, February 23, 2019, secured 213,487 votes, representing 95.23% of the total valid votes cast with the other six contenders sharing less than 5%.
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