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General News of Thursday, 23 August 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Our 2020 victory will end hardship, create more jobs – Mahama

NDC Presidential hopeful, John Dramani Mahama, believes that a victory for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general elections will bring an end to the untold hardship and mass unemployment under the Akuffo-Addo led administration.

The former president on whose ticket the NDC lost the 2016 General election abysmally, said the party cannot wait to relieve Ghanaians from the sufferings they are currently experiencing.

In a short video to explain why he wants to lead the party again, Mahama said “Our collective victory in 2020 will end the increasing hardships, expand the base of our economy, create more sustainable jobs, ensure shared prosperity for all, and pursue good governance including peace, unity and security”.

He added that his decision to contest for the NDC’s presidential race is a result of the overwhelming support and encouragement given him by some party faithful and stalwarts.

“I have taken into consideration, the groundswell of support, the never-ending calls and encouragement from a large section of our party elders, members of our party, supporters and Ghanaians, from diverse backgrounds.”

“As a servant-leader, I have listened with deep respect to the elders of our party, to members of our party, and Ghanaians from all walks of life, and I am honoured to avail myself of truthful, transparent, selfless, unifying and dedicated service to the NDC and above all, to the good people of Ghana”, he added.

I owe God and country a duty to bring back NDC – Mahama

The former President indicated that he owes God and the good people of Ghana the greatest responsibility of recapturing power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He said “I believe I owe a duty to God and my country to take our great party back into Government to right the wrongs of the past, and to put an end to the cries of the people under the current dispensation.”



It’s official: Mahama joins contest for NDC presidential ticket

John Mahama formally declared his intention to contest the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primaries after his letter of intent was presented to the party on his behalf by a delegation led by Former Ambassador, Daniel Ohene Agyekum at the NDC headquarters Thursday August 23, 2018 in Accra.

Others members of the delegation included former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, Valerie Sawyer, Ambassador Victor Smith, Inusah Fuseini and a host of Members of Parliament.

Mr. Mahama joins other high profile candidates within the NDC including the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, and Nadowli Kaleo MP, Alban Bagbin.

Other candidates are Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah; a former Trade and Industry Minister; Former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, and Cape Coast South MP Kweku Ricketts-Hagan.

The NDC elects its presidential candidate come December 7, 2018.