Mahama files nomination to contest NDC flagbearer slot

Former President John Mahama has filed nomination to contest the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of the 2024 polls.

Professor Joshua Alabi, a leading member of the NDC, filed the nomination on behalf of the former president at the headquarters of the party in Accra on Tuesday.

Former President Mahama is seeking to lead the party in presidential election for the fourth time, having led the NDC in the 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.

Speaking to the media after filing the nomination, Prof. Alabi said the country today needed a “strong and experienced hand” to take the country out of the current economic quagmire.

According to him, the country was bankrupt due to the current situation the government was telling everyone today that it could not pay its external debts and could not pay its internal debts and pensioners must beg the government for their little savings which showed state of bankruptcy.

“The experience of the former President John Mahama, having served as Member of Parliament, a Minister, Vice President and President indicates he is the right person to address the current economic challenges of the country.

“We all know the former president has been involved in national politics for many years from MP, deputy Minister to Minister, Vice President to President so, if we talk about experience, he has it and we have toured the whole country and the good people want the NDC back, they do not only want the NDC but, this time they want experience and not experiment.

“They do not want try me anymore, they want one who has done it before, who the people believe is nation builder so I appeal to delegates of the NDC to give the former president a resounding victory to send signal of the trust they have in him,” Prof. Alabi said.

He assured the election committee of a decent campaign to ensure the unity of the party was not compromised after its internal elections, and the party would also work hard to make its collation system was robust ahead of the 2024 elections.

Prof. Alabi urged the Electoral Commission to ensure level playing field for all political parties to promote fairness, firmness and credibility.

Fiifi Kwetey, General Secretary of NDC, intimated that the party was dedicated, committed and determined to provide a level playing field for all aspirants and commended them for sticking to the party’s guidelines and continued to run decent campaigns to maintain the peace, unity, harmony and cohesion during and after the election.

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