- According to the grassroot, the former president is the man to win the Jubilee House back
- A campaign to have him go unopposed in the race to lead the NDC into 2024 has already begun
- He was defeated in the 2020 elections—a defeat he said he would not accept
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Former President John Dramani Mahama’s popularity in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) appears to be unmatched despite leading the party to two annihilating electoral defeats.
Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the party’s grassroot is strongly pushing an agenda for the former president to be the party’s flagbearer unopposed in the 2024 general elections.
The grassroot vowed to force the 2020 NDC flagbearer to lead the party into the election even if he showed no interest.
“He can’t leave us in the middle of the sea until he leads us to cross it,” a former Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) in the Ashanti Region, Nurudeen Hamidan, stated.
Hamidan who was said to be speaking on Kumasi-based Akoma FM added that the grassroot would fight anyone who would wish to challenge Mahama including the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
“We will fight Alban Bagbin if he dares contest John Mahama,” he warned advising that the veteran legislator “should concentrate in Parliament and leave the presidential race to Mahama to take the NDC to the Promised Land in 2024.
In a separate development on YEN.com.gh, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the nominee for Employment and Labour Ministry, said three million jobs were created in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first term.
The jobs were in both private and public sectors, the minister-designate told the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Baffour-Awuah who in September 2020 told Ghanaians that the administration created one million jobs informed the committee during his vetting that: “When I last checked on the number of jobs we have created, we had so far created jobs for over 3 million people”
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, in the runup to the December 2020 general election, quoted two million to be the number of jobs created.
He said nothing was more dehumanizing and more frustrating for young people than being jobless and that “we did not run away from the challenge, we took the bull by the horn and in four years, we have created over two million jobs in the formal sector.”
The nominee’s handing over notes also quoted another figure—2.7 jobs created.
YEN.com.gh also reported about Dr. Dominic Ayine, one of former president John Mahama’s spokespersons in the ongoing 2020 election petition trial, who is psyching himself to be cited for contempt after accusing the court of ganging up against his former boss.
“I won’t begrudge them,” the former Deputy Attorney General told an Accra-based Radio Station.
Dr. Ayine during a pre-trial interview said the court had a “predetermined agenda” to rule against the Mahama after dismissing his request to reopen his case.
“That is scandalous of the court,” he stated.
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