Residents of Bole-Bamboi raise concerns over Mahama’s second attempt to be president

Residents of Bole-Bamboi raise concerns over Mahama’s second attempt to be president

- Residents of Bole-Bamboi are divided over John Mahama's bid for a second term as president

- While some residents of the constituency say they will vote for John Mahama, others say they will vote NPP's Nana Akufo-Addo

- NDC's flagbearer comes from Bole in the Savannah Region of Ghana

- He was MP for the area for three terms

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John Dramani Mahama is the National Democratic Congress(NDC) presidential candidate for the upcoming election on December 7, 2020.

He was president of Ghana from 2012 to 2016. The NDC flagbearer lost the 2016 presidential elections massively to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, by about a million votes.

Following the record margin of votes in his defeat, many thought John Mahama was going to end his political career.

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Mahama was, however, massively elected by the NDC to be the party's leader and flagbearer for the 2020 presidential elections.

In February 2019, he beat off competition from 6 others to emerge winner of the party's primaries.

The former president whipped six other contenders in the flagbearer race with 213,443 votes, constituting 95.24% of the total votes cast across.

They were Prof Joshua Alabi, Alban Bagbin, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah, Goosie Tanoh, and Nurudeen Iddrisu.

Close to 300,000 delegates took part in the primaries across all 275 constituencies.

With barely four months to the 2020 presidential elections on December 7, residents of the Bole-Bamboi constituency, in the Savannah Region are divided over John Mahama's second term bid.

Bole is the hometown of the NDC flagbearer, John Mahama, he was also a three-term MP for the constituency.

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According to a report by Citi TV/FM, residents of Bole are divided as to vote for their son, John Mahama, or vote for the NPP's Akufo-Addo.

Some of the residents Citi TV/FM spoke to say some of the social intervention programmes executed by the NPP make it difficult for them to vote for John Mahama.

Others also say they will vote for John Mahama because of the development he brought to the constituency while he was president.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the NDC's running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has been making some promises to Ghanaians ahead of the polls.

They include increasing maternity leave from three to four months when the NDC comes into power again.

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