Former President John Dramani Mahama, the newly elected flagbearer of the largest opposition party in Ghana, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the party is fully armed to wrestle power from the ruling NPP in 2020.
He indicated that the overwhelming endorsement is a reawakening of the party to take back what belongs to them in 2020.
According to the former President, the resounding victory is a sign of victory in the 2020 national general election.
Addressing the party after a landslide victory in the presidential primaries, the former president declared: “Tonight, I want to serve notice to Ghana that from the outcome of this election, the NDC is strong. The NDC is united. The NDC is poised for victory in 2020. And nothing, absolutely nothing can stop our march towards [the] Flagstaff House.”
Mahama polled a whopping 213,487 votes representing 95.23% of the total votes cast to beat the six other contestants to lead the largest opposition party in the 2020 general elections.
The victory, Mr Mahama said, “Is a call to duty, a call to action and a call to battle”, adding that: “I wish that this fire will keep on burning”.
He urged the party to “eschew all attempts to divide us”.
“I will work closely with all of you so that our common objective of returning to power would be achieved. I salute all our executives. It is my hope that we will work together and eschew all attempts to divide us. Let us trust each other and let us not believe the kind of stories we circulated creating an impression that we are against each other,” he added.