Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on all the defeated flag bearer-aspirants of the main National Democratic Congress (NDC), to unite and work with one purpose to recapture power in 2020.
Mr Mahama said this when he met with all the six other aspirants in the party’s presidential primary as well as the NDC’s national executives at the party’s headquarters in Accra.
The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere, the party’s General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated.
Present were Professor Joshua Alabi, Alban Sumana Bagbin, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Goosie Tanoh, Sylvester Mensah and Nurudeen Iddrisu.
At a meeting with the defeated aspirants, Mr Mahama said: “One of our attitudes going into 2016 is a certain lack of unity. We didn’t go in together as one. So, I think this initiative will smoothen over any issues and differences and moving together as one into the battle of 2020 enhances our opportunities and chances of clinching the victory for our great party”.
Mr Mahama secured 213,487 votes representing 95.23 per cent of the total votes cast in the NDC presidential primaries while the remaining six contenders shared the paltry 4 per cent among themselves.
The spokesperson for the losers, Prof. Joshua Alabi, pledged their commitment to bring their expertise and their knowledge on board to ensure victory for the NDC.