- An NDC members has expressed doubts about the party's success in 2020 if John Mahama stands for elections
- He said the former president was unpopular among the party youth and ordinary supporters
- He stated that Mahama's supporters are only the NDC bigwigs and not the entire party population
A member of the opposition National Democratic, Lord Hammah has said it will be risky to place John Mahama on the party's ticket for the 2020 elections, as he does not stand a chance of winning power back from the current government.
According to him, the former president is unpopular among the youth groups of the party and his only supporters are the NDC bigwigs, who form only a fraction of the party's overall population.
Mr. Hammah in an interview on Kasapa FM, noted that the main supporters of Mahama's return as flagbearer are persons who live above the true conditions of the masses.
He said the ordinary citizen and supporter of the NDC has no interest in voting for Mahama again, adding that, those who do are "just manipulated organs by these forces…who cannot even convince themselves why the former President should run again."
The recent reports of Mahama's alleged secret meetings in Kumasi with NDC's top members have led to mass speculation of the former president's intentions in 2020 elections.
As there has been some internal wrangling in the party following their 2016 defeat, there is a subtle divide currently between supporters of the former president and members who are uncertain of their chances with him leading the party.
Meanwhile, the former High Commissioner to the UK, Victor Smith has said the only way the NDC can win back power from the incumbent NPP government is with John Mahama as their leader.
Mr. Smith believes that if the party is to make the the comeback they aspire to, a complete overhaul of the party is necessary, whereby some executives of the NDC are replaced by new faces who will bring fresh ideas.
"Mahama did so well in delivering the deliverables in terms of development of our country. However in terms of our own party, there was the bickering, there was the anger in our party which cost us. If we want to win elections we should put John, but correct the mistakes," he said.
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