General News of Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Former Member of Parliament for Mion Abdul Aziz Mohammed has urged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to allow former President John Dramani Mahama to go unopposed as presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.
According to the former MP, Mr. Mahama who contested the 2020 election on the ticket of the party and lost to president Akufo-Addo is the only one poised to recapture power for the party given his proven record and popularity.
Speaking on Starr FM, Adbul Aziz Mohammed argued the governing New Patriotic Party, is uncomfortable with the return of Mr. Mahama.
Responding to comments by deputy Communications Director for the NPP Richard Nyamah about the status of Mr Mahama in the NDC after losing the 2020 polls, Aziz Mohammed stated the former President will seek to lead the party again in the 2024 elections.
“On the issue of whether president Mahama is the leader of the party or not, I know the fears you guys have about president Mahama, let me tell you without any fear of contradiction that president Mahama will put himself forward for re-election as our flagbearer.”
The former MP is therefore advocating for acclamation rather than a contest for Mr. Mahama.
“Left to me as an individual we should go for popular acclamation. Whoever has an ambition to lead the party can do that after president Mahama. We must hold ourselves together and the only way we can hold ourselves together as a party is to allow president Mahama who has proven to be very popular by his legacy to continue to lead our party into the next elections”.