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Mahama never said, he’s out of politics – Omane Boamah

A former Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, says his boss, John Dramani Mahama never said he is out of politics.

According to him, stories that made round of John Dramani Mahama out of politics time ago was false and untrue.

Speaking on Citi TV’s The Point of View on Monday, Dr. Omane-Boamah said, the National Democratic Congress’ presidential candidate for the 2020 polls never gave up on politics despite the unfortunate loss in the 2016 elections.

”Mahama never made decision of not contesting in election again, all those stories were mere fabrications and lies. Mahama has been ready to contest again despite the 2016 loss.” – he said.

Mahama swept 95.23 percent of the total valid votes cast in the NDC’s presidential primaries held over the weekend to become the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 polls.

He contested the position with six others. The six which included Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Alban Bagbin polled less than five percent of the votes.

Many after an assessment of the results have said that John Mahama ’s overwhelming endorsement was an indication that he was the only person within the party who could compete favourably against the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) and that the NDC may struggle to find a suitable flagbearer candidate besides Mahama.

But Edward Omane Boamah disagreed with the assertion.

He said the defeat of the other candidates in the poll was not a vote against their competence to lead the party.

“It [the loss] does not in any way take away the strength of any of the candidates who contested. The fact that you contest in an election and are unsuccessful doesn’t mean you were not qualified.”

He said the results of the polls only indicated that “among all the worthy men, president Mahama stands very tall.”

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