Mahama: Ghana Needs Experience Not Experiment
Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to favour him with their votes to become the party’s flagbearer.
He is seeking to lead the opposition party into the 2024 general elections and leveraging on his experience as a former President in his campaign.
Also contesting are former Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor, former Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu and Ernest Kwaku Kobeah.
But according to Mr Mahama, Ghana “needs experience and not experiment”.
He believes his contenders will only undertake trials with the country when they get the mandate from the party and subsequently from the country.
“Ghana does not need a try-me-too leader…Our country at this time urgently needs a leader with an unwavering desire to get things in a no frills no thrills business-like manner. Not one enamoured with sloganeering excessive partisanship and for personal comfort and shallow populism.”
He made the statement during the launch of his flagbearership bid.
Addressing the congregation of NDC supporters at the Cedi Auditorium of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in the Volta Region, Mr Mahama implored the NDC saying, “bless me with your trust and vote on May 13 and subsequently in December 2024”.
He noted that he has a myriad of experiences to be the president Ghana desperately needs.
“Our present state and its effect on our people trouble me a lot and this why as you have observed at every significant wrong turn or decision taken by this government I have with the benefit of the experience I have acquired, provided alternative solutions and even offered the expertise and knowledge of some of my colleagues to help get us out of this challenges. There is an increasing gap right now between the Ghanaian society and the Ghanaian political system and it is one of the reasons a change is absolutely necessary at this particular time. I know how to deliver that badly needed change.”
“I’m ready to be the kind of President that Ghanaians are looking for. In our present situation, it is no longer sufficient to sit on the sidelines and offers suggestions which are most often ignored. I’m therefore coming before you in all humility and in response to the calls from my party and the generality of the people of Ghana to offer myself to serve this country and its people that I love dearly by first putting myself up for election in the oncoming NDC election.”
He added, “Ghana needs someone who will not be given an orientation and excursion to the flagstaff House”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini