Mahama easier to defeat in 2020 than other aspirants- Nana Akomea

The former communications director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea, has projected that the governing party will easily defeat ex-president John Mahama in the 2020 polls should he be made the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer.


According to the managing director of Intercity STC, the other aspirants contesting Mr Mahama to become the party's presidential candidate have never governed the country before, which will make it difficult for the governing party to counter any promise they will make to the electorate.

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But Mr Mahama, he said, has governed Ghana before and has a record, a record he says can easily be verified, disputed and dispelled easily.

Speaking on Joy FM's news analysis show, Newsfile, he said: “In the case of John Mahama, if he says he’s going to do something, there is a track record of what he said, what he did or could not do during the term as President while the other candidates come with a clean sheet with no reference to hold them to."


He continued: “The John Mahama record is not just about infrastructure because it is in the light of this supposed infrastructure that he suffered the heaviest defeat of an incumbent President."

"Any other NDC presidential candidate can come and capitalise on the perceived omissions of the Akufo-Addo government, make all kinds of lofty claims and promises with no record of them to be referenced to.”

Mr Mahama is seeking to lead the NDC into the 2020 election but first, he has to win the party's presidential primary.

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Five aspirants have picked forms to contest the presidential primary in January.


For now, Mahama appears to be in commanding lead ahead of his main rival Joshua Alabi.

Other aspirants include, Alban Bagbin, Sylvester Mensah and Stephen Atubiga.


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