I’ll back whoever leads NDC in 2020 – Mahama

Former President John Mahama says he is ready to give his full backing to whoever emerges flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress as they await the 2020 elections.

According to  Mahama, he is a committed member of the umbrella family and will offer his support  to the party’s future leader.

“And I am saying that whoever leads the party, I’m a committed member, I’ll support that person to the hilt. And, so, going on air and blaming so os and so for this and that, I don’t think it helps the unity [of the party]. At this time we must be standing together.

“If you ride a lame horse into a race and you lose the race, your priority must be to cure the lameness of the horse and not about who’ll ride the horse again. You have to cure the horse and make sure it’s no longer lame. And once you have a fit, healthy horse, it will throw up who the jockey should be. And so absolutely, I believe that the issue of leadership is based on the dynamics of the time. If we do our work well, we do good branch reorganisation, bring it to the constituency level, to the regional level and have a strong, healthy party, the dynamics of the time will determine who should lead the party.

“And I am saying that whoever leads the party, I’m a committed member, I’ll support that person to the hilt. And, so, going on air and blaming so and so for this and that, I don’t think it helps the unity [of the party]. At this time we must be standing together,” the former President told his  former appointees at a meeting last month.

Meanwhile, key figures of the NDC have blamed the so-called young appointees of Mr. Mahama for the party’s woeful defeat in last year’s elections that saw Nana Akufo-Addo on the NPP emerging victorious after a third attempt at the Flagstaff House.

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