I’ll support 2020 NDC candidate – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says he will support any other member the National Democratic Congress (NDC) elects as its 2020 candidate.
In an interview on GTV on Tuesday, the two-time leader of the NDC says, he has not yet decided to run. For now, he says, he is enjoying his “less stressful” life, especially at home.

The largest opposition party is expected to elect its 2020 flagbearer by the close of this year.

Mr Mahama, who ruled Ghana from July 24, 2012 to January 7, 2017, has a chance of serving as president again for a four-year term, despite losing the previous elections.

But he told GTV’s Abdul Moomen on Moomen Tonight that, he does not want to make any announcement on his political future because that would disrupt the “heavy lift” of reorganising the party from the polling station level.

He said if he declared that he would stand, attention would be shifted from the reorganisation process and, if he declared otherwise too, there would be power struggle among the interested members, who may not help in the healing process.

But Mr. Mahama was modest to say that there are some members of the party who are more qualified than himself to lead the party though they have not shown interest in running for the presidential primary.

He said that ultimate responsibility of choosing a candidate for the 2020 elections lies in the hands of delegates.

He, therefore, insisted that peradventure one of the aspirants is elected, he would wholeheartedly support that person, to the extent of campaigning with the fellow in the various regions.

Mr Mahama was on the show to discuss the Silver jubilee of the Fourth Republic.

He was the fourth president of the Republic, having continued a tradition of Johns in power.

Projecting into the next 25 years of the current dispensation, Mr Mahama advised Ghanaians to join in the sustenance of the democratic path taken.

“I will tell all our people that we have no other country than Ghana.”

He said the economic gains made in the Fourth Republic surpass any other era’s in the history of the country and it behoves on the media to tell some of the positive stories.

“The media should help us. It is not everything that is a failure here.”




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