General News of Fri, 24 Aug 201832
Family supports second coming of Mahama
The family of former President John Dramani Mahama has declared its unflinching support for former President John Dramani Mahama.
A brother of the former President, Alfred Abdullai Mahama, says his family is in full support of Mr Mahama’s bid to return because he will do the job and do it even better.
Opinions have been divided on whether the former president shold venture into the race of becoming president again.
While his immediate family insists that the former President should call time on politics, some leaders of his party have rejected the idea, insisting that Ghana’s first one-term President is the NDC’s best bet for Election 2020.
Mr Mahama, on Thursday, officially notified the party of his intention to contest for the flagbearer position of the party.
In a short video moments after his letter of intent was submitted on his behalf by Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum to the NDC executives, Mahama said a comeback will provide him with an opportunity to “right the wrongs of the past.”
He said his decision to return was after praying diligently “about the task ahead and I believe I owe a duty to God and my country to take our great party back into government to right the wrongs of the past and to put an end to the cries of the people under the current dispensation.”
And, his family says they fully support his bid, contrary to their decisions some time back.
According to him, Mr Mahama has the experience to serve Ghana better within that four-year period.
“Mahama has our full support; we think that he is our best bet because on what record, who’s legacy will we be running on? It is his record,” Mr Alfred Mahama noted.