Former President John Dramani Mahama has indicated that he owes God and the good people of Ghana the greatest responsibility of recapturing power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He made the remarks in a brief message posted on Facebook, after he officially sent his letter of intent to the party on Thursday, to contest the primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He said “I believe I owe a duty to God and my country to take our great party back into Government to right the wrongs of the past, and to put an end to the cries of the people under the current dispensation.”
Earlier, Mahama asked Ghanaians to ignore a statement circulating on social media announcing his decision to contest the presidential primaries.
But officially confirming his intent, Mahama said the next general elections present the NDC a chance to lead Ghanaians again with a vision to create an enabling environment for all manner of persons
“The 2020 election presents our party, the NDC with a great opportunity to offer yet again, visionary leadership driven by a commitment to create opportunities for all our people not just a few.”
Mahama is also of the strongest conviction that, a win for the NDC in the 2020 election will redeem Ghanaians from the shackles of hardship and improve the country’s receding economy.
“Our collective victory in 2020 will end the increasing hardships, expand the base of our economy, create more sustainable jobs, ensure shared prosperity for all, and pursue good governance including peace, unity and security.”
“As a servant leader, I have listened with deep respect to the elders of our party, to members of our party and Ghanaians from all walks of life, and I am honoured to avail myself for truthful, transparent, selfless, unifying and dedicated service to the National Democratic Congress, and above all to the good people of Ghana.”
Mahama officially joins NDC presidential race
Mr. Mahama joins other high profile candidates within the NDC including the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah; Nadowli Kaleo MP, Alban Bagbin.
Other candidates are Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah; a former Trade and Industry Minister; Former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi and Cape Coast South MP, and Kweku Ricketts-Hagan.
The NDC has slated December 7, 2018, for the election of its flagbearer for the 2020 presidential election.
‘Mahama will lose a thousand times’ – Owusu Bempah
Meanwhile, controversial preacher, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, has admonished the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to choose former president John Dramani Mahama as its presidential candidate for the 2020 polls.
According to him, the NDC would lose the elections if the party presents John Mahama as the presidential candidate.
“I hear people saying that President John Mahama could come again. In the spiritual realm, it is not so. Someone can say NDC can win the election but to me, not with former president John Mahama. If they bring Mahama thousand times, he will lose a thousand times. Mahama can’t be president again in Ghana,” he insisted.
By: Nii Larte Lartey/citinewsroom.com/Ghana