A National Communications aspirant for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi says the party should forget about winning power in the 2020 elections if delegates do not vote for former president John Dramani Mahama.
According to him, the former president is the “only one” who has what it takes,currently, to bring the party back to power after its humiliating defeat in 2016.
Speaking to Omanbapa Mugabe on ‘Inside Politics’ on Radio XYZ 93.1, the lawyer indicated that he believes Mr Mahama will win power for the NDC, hence his support for him.
“If NDC really wants power in 2020 then they should vote for John Mahama. If they want to come to power in 2024, then they can look elsewhere for a flagbearer,” he said.
Sammy believes the former president did not complete his “good works for Ghanaians until the NPP lied their way into power”, so he needs to be voted to lead the party ahead of the 2020 elections.
“It is clear that I am for John Mahama and I want the delegates to also go for him so we can wrestle power from the NPP who are ruling us with lies.”
Mr Mahama has begun a nationwide tour to showcase his ideas to delegates. Last week, he toured the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions after an earlier tour of the Central Region.
More than nine (9) persons have already written to the party officially to inform it about their intentions to lead the party for the 2020 presidential election.
Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin; a former Trade Minister, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah; a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah and a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi are in the race.
The others include businessman, Stephen Atubiga; banker and oil and gas consultant, Nurideen Iddrisu; Cape Coast South, MP Kwaku Ricketts Hagan; a private lawyer, Mr Elikplim Agbemava and Mr David Doste Kwame Kuwadah.