The governing NPP has given notification that they are not bothered by former President Mahama’s candidacy following his declaration of intent and subsequent selection of nomination forms to run for the NDC flagbearer post.
The party maintains that they cannot loose sleep over a guy who has accomplished nothing noteworthy during his time as president.
Speaking to the media on February 22, 2023, Richard Ahiagbah, the NPP’s director of communications, asserted that the party has a history of beating John Mahama and the NDC twice in general elections and that the forthcoming 2024 presidential elections will be no different.
The NPP is prepared to take on John Dramani Mahama and the NDC in 2024, so they shouldn’t be afraid, he told the party’s followers and allies.
“We have beaten him twice, so you just conclude for yourself if we are afraid of him. It is all mathematical, and we have defeated him twice. He is even afraid to plainly declare whether he is going to contest or not. We are ready for him,” the NPP’s Head of communications highlighted.
But according to Mr. Ahiagbah, the 2024 General Elections are not the issue that keeps the NPP up at night; rather, it is how to strengthen Ghana’s economy.
“We are interested in how we can build our economy, and we want to know whether he has the solution because we saw him vanquish the gains that he got, and we saw him collapse our economy and banking sector. He doesn’t have what it takes to improve Ghana because if he had what it took to do that, he wouldn’t have vanquished our economic gains and taken us to the IMF,” Mr Ahiagbah stated.
On behalf of former President John Mahama, former campaign manager Joshua Alabi and a few Regional Chairmen of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have selected presidential candidacy papers.
Today, Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Prof. Alabi gathered up the nomination papers for the former president John Mahama from the offices of the major opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
As a result, Mr. Mahama will run for re-election to continue serving as the party’s flagbearer leading up to the 2024 Presidency elections.
For the general elections in 2024, the NDC has opened applications for both its presidential and parliamentary candidates.