Dennis Peprah, GNA
Kajaji, (B/A), Oct. 18, GNA – Former President
John Dramani Mahama on Thursday observed that the National Democratic Congress’
(NDC) 2016 electoral defeat was a divine arrangement orchestrated by God for a
The purpose of the defeat, the former
President explained was to pave the way for Ghanaians to realise the inability
of the President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s led New Patriotic Party (NPP)
This he said had paved way for Ghanaians not
only to appreciate the NDC better, but also enabled the Party to take stock and
re-organise itself to take the mantle of leadership in government in Election
Former President Mahama made the statement
when he addressed branch executives, delegates and hundreds of supporters of
the NDC at separate meetings at Kajaji, Kwame-Danso, and Atebubu in the
Former President Mahama is in the region to
interact with delegates to canvass for votes for the NDC’s forthcoming
delegates’ congress to elect a flag bearer to lead the Party in Election 2020.
The former President is among about 12
aspirants of the NDC who have declared their intention to contest for the flag
bearership position and is being accompanied by some former envoys, Members of
Parliament and former Ministers of state.
Former President Mahama explained that the NDC
and Ghanaians in general had learnt great lessons from the 2016 electoral
defeat, saying it was an NDC government that could better the socio-economic
livelihood of Ghanaians.
He told the supporters of the Party that the
branch executives were strong pillars and roots of the NDC, hence the need to
strengthen them as the Party braced itself for victory in Election 2020 and
therefore appealed to them to vote for him to lead the Party again, so that the
NDC would have the opportunity to rule the country to alleviate their plight.
“We need experienced leaders in
government to push our national development” he stated.
Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, the Brong-Ahafo
Regional Chairman of the NDC appealed to delegates to brace up themselves for