Politics of Wed, 15 Aug 201859
Ignore fake 2020 statement – John Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked Ghanaians to ignore a statement circulating on social media announcing his decision to contest for Presidency in the 2020 general elections.
The purported statement indicated that the former president had declared his intent to contest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries.
But Mr, Mahama in a Facebook post on Wednesday, said the statement was fake. The NDC has slated December 7, 2018, to elect a presidential candidate to lead it into the next general election.
The party lost to the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 elections truncating the second term bid of John Mahama.
Although about six persons of the NDC have officially joined the NDC presidential race, Mr. Mahama is yet to make his presidential intent known.
‘Mahama will lose a thousand times’ – Owusu Bempah
Controversial preacher,Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, has admonished the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to choose former president John Dramani Mahama as its presidential candidate for the 2020 polls.
According to him, the NDC would lose the elections if the party presents John Mahama as the presidential candidate.
“I hear people saying that President John Mahama could come again. In the spiritual realm, it is not so. Someone can say NDC can win the election but to me, not with former president John Mahama. If they bring Mahama thousand times, he will lose a thousand times. Mahama can’t be president again in Ghana,” he insisted.
Ablakwa predicts 85% landslide win for Mahama in NDC polls
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has given a strong indication that former president John Mahama will contest for the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2020 elections.
Mr. Ablakwa remains confident that Mr. Mahama is the overwhelming favorite to lead the NDC into the next general elections.
He has predicted that Mr. Mahama would claim at least 85% of the votes in the race.
“I have every confidence that former president John Mahama is going to win this primaries. I can predict very safely that former President Mahama is not going to win by anything less than 85%.”
‘Alabi more marketable than Mahama’ – Ken Dzirasah
A former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ken Dzirasah has said the former Krowor Member of Parliament, Prof. Joshua Alabi is the best candidate to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections.
“I want to say that after several reflections on the way forward for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), myself and my good brother Ambassador Philip Gbeho conducted few investigations and came to the conclusion that the most marketable personality that could carry us into the year 2020, as a Flagbearer is Prof. Joshua Alabi.
“We have found he has all it takes, his achievements, his attitude towards the party, and a host of other things. Another fact of the issue is we need to market someone that can lead the party for eight years so we came to that conclusion.”