General News of Mon, 6 Nov 20179
My declaration to contest will be premature - Mahama
Although some individuals within the National Democratic Congress (NDC), are calling for the return of former President John Dramani Mahama as candidate for the party in 2020, he says it is premature for him to make any declaration now.
According to the former president, a lot of people have called on him to make his declaration known but addressing party supporters, at the peace walk organized by the party in the Central region over the weekend.
he said the point he has made is that ‘’my declaration of my intention to run or not to run will distract the attention of the party from the work we have to do.’’ He stressed, and that is why I say it is a bit pre-immature to declare presidential intension although there is nothing wrong with it.
He also cautioned party supporters to desist from insulting or attacking individuals who have expressed their interest to run because it is the right to do so. Those who have expressed interest to run, I do not have any problem with them, he noted further.
“I have no problem with any of my colleagues who has 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.”
He said: “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 favourite Presidential candidate. Let us all work in unity for victory 2020,” he added.