Ghana’s former consul to Dubai, under former President John Mahama, Ambassador Daniel Osei has said the ex President doesn’t have the discipline, focus or the moral turpitude to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the 2020 elections.
According to him, there’s no way a person like John Mahama whose life has been characterized by indecision as he himself stated in his autobiography, can lead the NDC to victory in the impending crucial 2020 elections.
Former President John Dramani Mahama over the weekend declared his intention to contest the Presidency in the 2020 general polls.
This however will happen should he be elected again in the party’s primaries as the Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC). In Facebook post, Mr. Mahama lauded the NDC’s re-organization efforts, which he reiterated has raised the party’s morale.
“To you the teeming supporters and sympathizers calling and requesting me to declare my intentions for the future, I wish to assure you today, that as a servant-leader, I have listened to your calls and reflected. I will not disappoint you even as we await the publication of the party’s guidelines for selecting a new leader,” Mahama wrote.
He will face stiff opposition from the likes of Ekow Spio Garbrah, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Alban Bagbin, and Sylvester Mensah.
Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM, Ambassador Osei told host Kweku Owusu Agyei that President Mahama decided to re-contest the Flagbearship race of the NDC as far back as shortly after the 2016 election when he was beaten by then candidate Akufo Addo, and not because party members are calling on him to run as he claims.
He insisted that the former President’s return to lead the NDC will be detrimental to the party’s chances of winning the 2020 election as the Ghanaian electorate has rejected him.
“If possible, Mahama should not contest in the Flagbearership as that will not be in the NDC’s interest. Mahama was not simply defeated by Akufo Addo, he lost the Ghanaian electorate across board because his reign was terrible and his personality also didn’t help matters. He gave deaf ears to issues raised by doctors and several other professional bodies. For the first time we lost the Military and we started losing the military as early as 2014. Mahama is kidding himself if he says he’s coming back because the grassroots are calling for him. When he becomes our flagbearer he’s going to face the whole nation and these group of persons are still there and they remember what he did to them.”