Politics Mon, 7 May 2018
The National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has thrown his weight behind former President John Mahama to be the party’s flagbearer.In an interview with Neil Armstrong Mortagbe on the Morning Xpress on Radio XYZ, Mr Adams discounted the existence of the names that have popped up as possible flagbearers of the NDC.
Mr Mahama is yet to declare his intentions to lead the party into the 2020 elections, after he was defeated by President Akufo-Addo who led the NPP in the 2016 polls.
But Mr Adams who believes the former president is fit to win then NDC power said: “Very soon, we will hear from him (Mahama) whether he will be making a claim to the leadership and therefore winning the elections for us as many of us wish or he will decide otherwise. If president Mahama for example will contest the primaries, he will have my vote. If he doesn’t at this moment, I don’t know who I will vote for.”
Kofi Adams also observed the party would have to look elsewhere for a flagbearer should the former president decides not to lead the NDC again.
Explaining why he will not vote for the other persons who have shown will to contest in the flagbearer race, Kofi Adams noted that: “all those who have shown their interest now, I don’t see them having my vote for now. If he (Mahama) decides not to contest, then we may have to look beyond the names I’m hearing.”
Mr Adams’ comments come after Mr Mahama announced to party faithfuls in the Upper East regional capital, Bolgatanga during the weekend that he would soon make his political future clear.
“I have spoken to many people who have the interest of the party at heart. And sooner rather than later, I think very very soon, I will make my political future clear,” the former president stated.
Before the NDC open nomination for the flagbearer race, there have been four NDC bigwigs who have declared their intentions to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
2nd deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin; former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Menah; Professor Joshua Alabi, and NDC Communicator Stephen Atubiga have already declared their intention to contest the race.