Ghana’s former President John Mahama wants to make history by getting re-elected in 2020

Former President John Mahama said “I believe the NDC will write a page in the history books of Ghana with the re-election of a person who has been president before.”

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A former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has said that he is certain he will make history as the first former President to be re-elected to the highest office of the land.

He said this when he held a meeting with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament on Tuesday (December 11, 2018).

He said “My brothers and sisters, I believe we can make history, and that is the history of the re-election of a person who was president before. It is a rare phenomenon.”

“I believe the NDC will write a page in the history books of Ghana with the re-election of a person who has been president before.”

Mr Mahama already made history as the first President of Ghana who was not given the opportunity by the Ghanaian electorates to serve a second term after his first four years in office.

Again when he was serving as Vice President, the President John Atta Mills died in July 2012. John Mahama took over as President and contested on the ticket of the NDC as aspiring President which he won.

Mr. Mahama is seeking to be the flagbearer of Ghana’s largest opposition party again. He is certain that his party’s prospects “are very bright.”

This could be because of the support he has enjoyed from bigwigs and grassroots members of the party.

Some 96 members of the NDC caucus in Parliament are said to have raised over GHc 600,000 for Mr. Mahama’s bid to become the NDC flagbearer.

He told the MPs that the NDC must start strategising for what they will do when they assume the mantle of governance.

“When I do get elected, it will be for just one term, and so it must be an administration that hits the ground running and so a lot of the strategy and preparations must be done in advance of January 7, 2021, because that will be a government in a hurry.”

“But that’s the history of NDC. We always have to do the heavy lifting and then when we have done the heavy lifting, things are stable, then these our opponents come in and then they enjoy a free ride and take us back to where we came from.”

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