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NDC Chairman Backs Mahama For 2020 Presidencial Race


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman in the Central Region, Bernard Allottey Jacobs has publicly stated he would support former President John Mahama is the latter decides to become the party’s presidential candidate for the 2020 polls.

Allotey Jacobs opined that Mahama has the wherewithal to bring the largest opposition political party back into political power when the country goes to the polls again in 2020.

Several names have popped up in recent times as possible candidates for the NDC flag-bearer position.

Notable among the names are Alban Bagbin, Joshua Alarbi, Sylvester Mensah, Nii Latey Vanderpuye, Stephen Atubiga, Okoe Vanderpuye, just to mention a few.

Mr. Jacobs, who a major pivot of the NDC in the Central Region, insisted that regarding the person who can bring the NDC to power, Mr. Mahama is the best candidate among the lot.

“Former President Mahama, as the NDC presidential candidate for the 2020 national elections, is the surest best for the party”, he stated during a radio interview in Kumasi.

According to him, Ghana will experience massive transformation if Mahama is re-elected as president in 2020, saying that the ex-president’s second coming would be a blessing to the nation.

Likening the ex-president to King David in the Holy Bible, he said “Mr. Mahama will perform better as president on his second coming just as King David was for the people of Israel”.

NDC Unity Walk

Allottey Jacobs, who seemed impressed with the overall participation and enthusiasm during the NDC Unity Walk, said 90 percent of people that attended the Cape Coast event were from the host region (Central Region), saying “70 percent were from the regional capital alone”.

He noted that only 10 percent of the attendants came from other parts of the country, disclosing that “even some disappointed NPP members came out in their large numbers to join the walk.

He tasked President Akufo-Addo to sack Mr. Ayisi Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to South Africa, for passing divisive comments, stressing that “his continual stay in office will dent his (Akufo-Addo’s) image”.

Source: Afua Amankwa Sarpong

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