National executives didn’t support me–Mahama

Dr.Edward Mahama

Dr Edward Mahama

The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama has said he did not receive support from his party going into the 20i6 general election that saw the party performing abysmally.

According to the renowned gynecologist, it was evidently clear that some of his own national executives worked against him during the campaign at a time he’d given his all for the party’s interest.

General Secretary of the party, Atik Mohammed in an interview announced that the party will hold an emergency meeting to take a decision over their leader’s acceptance of a position in the Akufo-Addo-led government without informing the party.

He said the news has come as shock to the party leadership as they were left in the dark by their five-time presidential candidate over his new appointment.

Dr Mahama was on Monday, July 10, 2017, assigned ambassadorial role by the President and his portfolio, Ambassador-at-Large, was granted him at an event held at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

The instrument that goes with the office was also handed to him by the President. He was among 21 persons who received their credentials to serve as ambassadors.

Dr Mahama was invited in January by the President to discuss how best he could also help the country to develop.

Their discussions were centered on ambassadorial role, thus, Ambassador-at-Large, of which he willingly accepted. Ambassador-at-Large is an Ambassador with special duties not appointed to a particular country.

However, reacting to Mr Atik’s comments, Dr Mahama admitted to not formally briefing the entire leadership of the party over his new role, but said he’d mentioned the matter to some of the executives individually.
Dismissing suggestions that he’s sold the PNC to the NPP following his acceptance of the appointment, he said he’s not happy with the treatment handed him by the party executives during the elections.

“During the campaign, I knew that some of them [executives] were not supporting me and the performance of the party in the elections reflected that.
“Because if you look at my performance as an individual at the Presidential debates, the votes I got at the elections are not commensurate.
“Everybody was saying this, if you go back and look at the tapes the GTV debates I appeared there twice, and I was asked whether my executives are not behind me.
“How can you win? In Bolga, Tamale and Kumasi, everywhere I went they asked me that and I have the tapes.” –

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