Former Member of Parliament for constituency in the Eastern Region, Baba Jamal has stated categorically that former President John Mahama is the obvious choice for the opposition NDC in the 2020 Presidential race.According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is not prepared to start from the scratch by introducing a new Presidential Candidate in the 2020 elections as the party is poised to take over power from Nana Akufo-Addo’s government in the next general elections.
Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, the former Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations insisted former President Mahama is be the party's flagbearer even if he [Mahama] is not willing to contest again for the NDC.
“If President Mahama says he is not contesting again, we will demonstrate against him; we will march to his house to demonstrate till he consents to contest for the party because we don’t have any leader apart from him.".
If he doesn’t contest who will be our flagbearer?” he quizzed.
He was of the firm belief that former President Mahama will run on the ticket of the NDC due to his love for the party and the people of Ghana.
He again mentioned that the achievements of former President Mahama is comparable to none in terms of leaders of the country; thus making him the obvious choice for the party, especially when Ghanaians have already regretted electing President Akufo-Addo.