Following recent calls on John Dramani Mahama to reappear for the 2020 flagbearership of the NDC, it is unclear whether he will make a comeback or not in the future.
Recent comments from the party’s National Organizer, Kofi Adams and MP for Odododiodoo, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuije, seem to suggest that President John Mahama would be forced to run for the presidency in the next general elections.
Mr. Kofi Adams in his submission on a radio station based in Accra made it known that he will be leading a campaign to ensure President John Mahama is made candidate for election 2020.
In his view, the outgoing president is the NDC’s sure bet for power in the 2020 general elections. Just after his submission, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuije also served notice that President John Mahama will return as the NDC’s presidential candidate in the 2020 elections, despite a humiliating defeat in the December polls.
But attempts by aforementioned individuals to forcefully get the outgoing president to lead the NDC is nothing but rather, “an attempt to impose John Mahama on us”, Alhaji Dori has told Peacefmonline.com.
According to Alhaji Dori who is a former parliamentary aspirant for Bawku Central, “considering the magnitude of defeat the NDC suffered in the hands of the NPP at the just ended elections, it’s imperative for their leaders not to make any move of imposing any candidate on the rank and file of the party.”
He added that “what the party needs now is serious introspection and reorganization.” This in his view should be done if they want to make any significant progress ahead of 2020.
He explained to Peacefmonline.com that “power, has moved from the dictates of leadership to the core supporters of the party and this was exhibited with the high apathy among NDC members during the just ended general elections.”
Alhaji Dori is therefore calling on the leadership of the NDC party to be circumspect in the mode of selecting a candidate who will lead the NDC in 2020 and urges that the contest must be a free for all competent candidates who wish to show up for the flagbearership of the party.
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