Mahama Storms Western Region To Campaign
Aspirant of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbarership, John Dramani Mahama, is continuing his campaign in the Western Region.
The former President who is seeking a comeback first has to secure victory in the Party’s presidential primaries and then contest in the General elections of the country slated for December 2024.
He has already filed his nomination at the party level and is engaged in a nationwide tour convincing delegates to give him their votes on May 13, when the Presidential and Parliamentary primaries of the party will be held.
He has so far been to three regions including the Volta, Bono East and Ashanti Regions and is currently in the Western region.
He is leveraging on his experience as a former President to court the support of the delegates.
Mr Mahama stated during the launch of his campaign on March 2 that 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 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.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini