General News of Mon, 6 Nov 20176
I’ve no problem with those contesting for 2020 – Mahama
President John Mahama seems to be unfazed about the opposition he is likely to face in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primaries ahead of the 2020 general elections.
He said he has no problem with the candidates who have so far declared their intentions of leading the party in the next presidential election.
Whilst addressing thousands of party supporters in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast, on Sunday, after the party’s Unity Walk, John Mahama said, “I have no problem with any of my colleagues who have expressed interest in leading this great party. Let us not attack anyone because whoever is elected to lead us to victory 2020, will need the support of each and everyone.”
Individuals who have declared their intentions to contest in the primaries include former boss of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, former Vice-Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, former Trades and Industry Minister, Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah, former Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon Nii Amasah Namoale, Member of Parliament for Nadoli Kaleo, Alban Bagbin and Stephen Atubiga.
John Mahama, who was voted out of office in December 2016 after serving only one term, appears poised to stage a comeback for another shot at the Presidency.
He told NDC supporters that “Spio was my boss and later became my minister; Joshua was my colleague in Parliament and later became the Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Sylvester was the NHIS Boss and later a Presidential Staffer… It’s not now that they want to contest that I will have a problem with them. Atubiga is even my favorite Presidential candidate. Let us all work in unity for victory 2020,” he added.