The internal struggle for the role of flagbearer is ended, according to John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The former president told the delegates during his acceptance address at the University of Development Studies (UDS) on Monday, May 15, 2023 that he received 297,603 votes, or 98.9% of all legitimate votes cast in the recently concluded NDC primaries “you have chosen experience with vision, over experiments, and I am confident that in December 2024, Ghanaians will make that choice that puts us back on the path of building the Ghana we want together.”
He advised the NDC supporters to flip the coin from competition to cooperation adding “we need cooperation to build a better Ghana and a better NDC. I am, therefore, calling for cooperation among all elected parliamentary candidates and your aspirants and supporters.”
Mr. Mahama stated that incumbent lawmakers who lost their primary elections should still maintain their composure because they are still heroes for the sterling work they have done and are doing for the party and nation.
“When the wonderful people of Ghana grant us a mandate to run our country’s affairs once more, we need your experience and talents for the difficult job we confront.
Above all, we depend on you to carry out your responsibilities with commitment and determination to protect the interests of the Ghanaian people over the final one and a half years of your parliamentary term. I want to meet with you as soon as I can,” he said.
According to Mr. Mahama, the NDC party needs the sitting MPs and will continue to rely on them in order to win the 2024 elections and “change the destiny of the suffering people of Ghana.”
The former president emphasized and pleaded with all NDC members to recommit their time, effort, and resources to winning the 2024 elections.