Politics of Sunday, 23 December 2018
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, is convinced that there is no chance of former president, John Dramani Mahama returning to power in 2020.
The NPP legislator believes that Mahama’s insistence that he will reclaim the Presidency in the next general elections is only an illusion.
“In 2020, former President Mahama is not coming back, I am not a prophet of doom and not a soothsayer to see what will happen in the future, but for the few years I have been in politics, I am sensitive enough, my body can react to things that are happening. It is good for us (NPP),” he said.
He added that despite the large wave of support for Mr. Mahama ahead of the National Democratic Congress’ presidential primaries, his candidacy would negatively affect the NDC’s chances in the polls.
“A lot of them cannot voice it out now, because he is the choice of the party now, unfortunately. He is their problem and they cannot do away with him and yet they know that when they go to war with him at the arrowhead they are going to lose,” he said.
Earlier in December, Mahama expressed his appreciation to supporters of the National Democratic Congress for supporting his candidature to lead the party going into the 2020 elections.
According to Mr. Mahama, he was overwhelmed by the generosity of party members to fund his re-election bid.
MPs, constituencies and private individuals gave various amounts to support his campaign.
Mr. Mahama in a post on social media, said the act of generosity on the part of the party faithful is proof that ‘unity, solidarity, dedication and hard work’ is enough to get the NDC back in Government and alleviate Ghanaians from what he describes as “hardships of the suffering masses” under the NPP Government.
“Through your generosity, you have once again proven that with unity, solidarity, dedication and hard work, we shall win election 2020 to alleviate the hardships of the suffering masses”
He also added that a lot of the support he received was from Ghanaians who are not known supporters of the NDC.