Politics of Mon, 7 May 201815
We’re not enemies – Alabi on Mahama
Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra Professor Joshua Alabi, who is aspiring to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 elections, has revealed that there is no animosity between himself and ex-president John Mahama.
He insists that he expects the former president to campaign for him after he wins his party’s flagbearership.
“We are still friends,” Prof Alabi told TV3’s After Hours host Mikki Osei Berko.
Asked when the two last spoke, he responded, “I don’t keep dates but we still talk. We are not enemies. When I win, he will all join me to campaign.”
Prof. Alabi, who made an appearance on the show last Friday also argued that he is expected to beat President Akufo-Addo in the next polls to become Ghana’s next president.
“I will win. Let NPP bring any candidate after I win the flagbearership and I will win. Once I win the flagbearership, I am the president of Ghana.”
On the performance on the current president, Prof Alabi expressed his dissatisfaction with the work done so far by his political opponent.
“He has a lot of work to do based on the promises he made. To promise a country, One Village, One Dam, to promise us $1m, One constituency, in fact I don’t know how people bought into that but I believe they were trying to see whether he can make but he raised the aspirations of people and has not lived up to it.”