He has officially announced his intention to contest the 2020 polls.
The forms were picked on his behalf on Thursday, August 23.
Mahama and Jerry John Rawlings centred their discussions on the re-organisation of the party, the upcoming regional and national executive elections as well as the presidential primaries for the party.
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The party have opened nomination for flagbearers for a national congress that will be on held on December 7, 2018, to elect one person.
Mahama stated the need to consult the founder on party issues and commended him for re-energizing the party’s Council of Elders and participating actively in its meetings.
He indicated that a re-energised Council of Elders will instil a strong sense of order in the party structure.
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Among those who have indicated their interest to lead the party are former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, Dr. Ekow Spio Garbah, a former Trade and Industry, former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, Elikplim Agbemava and second deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.