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Politics of Thursday, 23 August 2018


Mahama has an unfinished business - Eric Opoku

Member of Parliament for the Asunafo South Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region is urging party delegates to elect former President John Mahama as flagbearer so that he can complete his unfinished business.

Eric Opoku says Mr Mahama’s infrastructural development goes beyond 2016 thus he will need more time to finish it.

Mr Mahama formally presented a letter to indicate his intention to lead the NDC in the 2020 general elections Thursday.

Though he was not physically present, a letter of intent was presented at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) headquarters at Adabraka in Accra amid a rousing support from some party faithful.

So far, eight men have already tendered in their letters and John Mahama completed the process by submitting his letter.

December 7, 2018, has been set aside by the party to choose the 2020 flagbearer.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday, Eric Opoku said the NDC needs former President Mahama to save Ghana.

He noted that it is obvious the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Nana Akufo-Addo has failed, adding the country will need a tried and tested person like John Mahama to wrestle power for the NDC.

“John Mahama is the most experienced politician in Ghana today. He has been an MP for 12 years, deputy minister, minister, vice president for four years and served as President for four years. He is the one the NDC needs now” he added.

Eric Opoku predicted an easy win for John Mahama ahead of the NDC’s flagbearership elections in December.

“President Mahama will win the 2020 elections because he is well marketed and poised for victory,” he stressed.