Mahama’s contender surfaces

President John Dramani Mahama who many thought would contest the November 7 presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) unopposed seems to have a challenger now.

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama who many thought would contest the November 7 presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) unopposed seems to have a challenger now.

The party’s Oyarifa Branch Youth Organizer, George Boateng has declared his intention to contest the president after remarking that Ghana under Mr Mahama has suffered a regrettable economic crisis.

“President Mahama after enjoying the support of the people at the grassroots has done very little for them. Currently if you are an NDC member and you don’t have money, you are looked down upon and you also cannot hold any position in the party. This is not the NDC I’ve known over the years,” the 45-year old said on Kasapa FM.

It would be recalled that Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister in-charge of Trade and Industry was rumoured to have made his intentions known to contest President Mahama. However, the minister came out to deny the claims.

Shortly after that, a deputy minister of state stated that it would be suicidal for anyone to contest President John Dramani Mahama in the presidential primaries.

Mr Samuel Yaw Adusei, a Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, was of the view that the President has performed so creditably that everything pointed to him leading the NDC to cut the "

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