A flagbearer hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kojo Bonsu, has said John Dramani Mahama, does not stand a better chance of wrestling power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The former Kumasi Mayor says the former President who is contesting the flagbearer position with him has been vilified by the NPP beyond repairs, making him unattractive to lead the party.
According to him, tags of corruption and other unwholesome characterisations levelled against Mr. Mahama cannot be overemphasised, the reason he should not be the party’s choice for the 2024 presidential polls.
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“They’ve said a lot of things, they’ve put corruption tag on him, a whole lot of things. They have spoilt him. They’ve said a whole lot of things against him that you can’t even take it off,” he said on Accra-based Joy FM.
The astute football administrator cum politician further expressed how the development saddens him, daunting the NDC’s chances in 2024 should the party elect him as flagbearer.
“…And that’s where I feel very sad. NPP have really soiled him. He doesn’t stand a better chance,” he indicated.
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The former President is contesting the NDC flagbearership race together with two other persons including former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu.
43-year-old businessman based in the United Kingdom, Ernest Kobeah was the fourth person in the contest but pulled out of the race and rallied his support for Mahama.
The NDC opened nominations for presidential aspirants on February 22 and closed it on February 24, 2023.
John Dramani Mahama, the former President whom majority of NDC faithful want to lead the party launched his 2023 campaign at the Cedi Auditorium of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, in the Volta region dubbed “Building the Ghana we want together.”
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Meanwhile, the party is expected to hold its presidential primaries on May 6, 2023.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com