Mahama storms Parliament to campaign

Ahead of the party's presidential race in January 2019, about eight stalwarts of the NDC are battle ready to contest in the party's presidential primaries.


He was in the House to engage the Minority MPs.

Before then, he paid a brief visit to the Speaker's office, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye and met the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrissu and the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak to interact with the NDC MPs.

Speaking to the MPs, he said the NDC is keen on making history as the only political party in Ghana to reelect a former President as Head of State in 2020.


"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 reelection of a person who has been president before," he added.

The aspirants are former President John Mahama, Joshua Alabi, Stephen Atubiga, Alban Bagbin, and Sylvester Mensah.

The rest are Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Goosie Tanoh and Nurudeen Idrissu for the NDC race in January 2019.


Mahama noted that the party 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," he stressed.

MPs endorsement

Some months back, out of the 106 NDC MPs, 94 endorsed Mahama as their preferred candidate to lead the party to victory in 2020.

The decision, according to MP for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, is because Mahama is the best bet for the NDC ahead of the 2020 general elections.


These MPs have since formed a group called MPS4JM (Members of Parliament for John Mahama) with full support from their constituents.


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