General News of Fri, 10 Nov 201749
Mahama is now 'useless' to NDC - Ambassador Osei
A member of the opposition NDC, Ambassador Daniel Osei, the former Consul General to Dubai, has said Ex-President John Dramani Mahama has nothing new or good to offer the NDC.
A statement signed by H.E Ambassador Daniel Osei indicated that the NDC is now solely being operated by the former President, H.E John Dramani Mahama.
His statement comes on the back of the party’s 'Unity Walk' held in Cape Coast on Sunday, November 5, 2017, where the former President John Mahama was the only individual given a platform to speak without allowing other party hopeful being considered.
"A beautiful idea meant to help bring the party together has now been hijacked by the Mahama camp and Sunday's was no unity walk. It was rather a disgraceful spectacle which sadly, will only entrench and advance the divisions in the party".
"Look at all the headline stories coming out of the walk. Ask yourselves, was Mahama the only aspirant or party leader who attended the program? Why did they actively prevent others from speaking and the only choice they had was to leave prematurely to avoid a fight?. Will this conduct help unite the party?", he asked.
“We've seen this movie before. Leading up to the 2016 elections, the chant of "Mahama has won already" made the party and in particular the campaign organizers and engineers oblivious to the real situation on the ground, he said. He also maintained that the former President gave the NDC the worst margin of defeat in their history as a party and country in 2016 general elections.
"This internal vigilantism to impose Mahama and the constant trumping imposition of Mahama as our "surest" bet, is so nonsensical, we must reject it and our party", he revealed.
It has now manifested that some bigwigs in the NDC party are imposing former President John Dramani Mahama on the party members as their 2020 presidential candidate after ten Regional chairmen across the country on Thursday, November 9, 2017, signed a document asking the former president Mahama to lead the party into the 2020 general elections.