Former President John Mahama must rethink his decision to stage a comeback to run for president, educationist Kojo Yankah has advised.
In a Facebook post, while admitting that John Mahama had contributed enormously towards the development of the country, while he served as President in his first term, he was quick to add that even when out of power he can still contribute to the development of this country.
Mr. Mahama who led the NDC in the 2016 elections against the now ruling New Patriotic Party declared his intention to contest the slot again. He is being contested by 10 other stalwarts of the party including second deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, former Trades minister Ekwow Spio- Garbrah and former UPSA Vice Chancellor Joshua Alabi for the flagbearership position scheduled for December this year
In his declaration video, he noted he owes a duty to the development of Ghana, and to end the ‘cries’ of the people. He added The 2020 election presents the NDC with a great opportunity to offer another visionary leadership driven by a commitment to creating opportunities for the Ghanaian People.
But Mr Yankah who served as minister under the Rawlings administration believes, John Mahama has no business to contest for another presidential role again.
Read the full statement below:
HE John Dramani Mahama on my mind.
Dear John, l have admired you for a very long time as you know. You are a very affable, intelligent, and courteous person. Your humility and sense of service contributed to your rise to leadership at various levels culminating in God putting you in charge of the helm of affairs in this beautiful country. You lost an election and you accepted the results and thanked God accordingly.
To the best of my knowledge, you performed to the best of your ability with the team, message and strategies you brought on board. From my knowledge of history, no leader of any country has been able to solve all the problems of that country. Even more inspiring for me, America’s Jimmy Carter, who was in office for only one term, served the world and humanity much better when he was out of office.
John, my humble request is for you to give a second thought to your decision. If l am too late in coming, or if you have heard my reasoning before, l wish you well. Definitely, you may hear other voices more compelling than mine. May the Good Lord guide your paths.