The National Democratic Congress'(NDC) parliamentary members have pledged their unwavering support for former president John Dramani Mahama’s quest to represent the party in the 2024 election.
According to Dr. Clement Apaak, the member of parliament for Builsa South, Mr. Mahama has formally informed the Minority group of his intention to run for office.
“JM met with us, NDC MPs, earlier today (21/2/2023) at his office. He informed us of his intention to contest to be Flagbearer of the NDC and ultimately the Presidency. We assured him of our full and unflinching support,” Following the aforementioned discussion on Monday, the MP wrote.
After completing his first complete term in office, former president John Dramani Mahama tried to run for reelection in 2016, but he was unsuccessful.
He lost to President Akufo-Addo, who was elected to a second term in office, in his effort to retake control in 2020.
With the economy in shambles and President Akufo-constitutional Addo’s two mandates ending in 2025, Mr. Mahama’s prospects of taking office have never been higher.
The former president is regarded by several party members as the likely flagbearer ahead of the primaries planned for May 13 before the NDC elects a flagbearer for the 2024 election.
Within the NDC, there has been an increasing push for Mr. Mahama to run uncontested for the party’s flagbearership.
In the meantime, candidates for the NDC flagbearership include former Kumasi mayor Kojo Bonsu and former minister of finance Dr. Kwabena Duffuor.