The former President of Ghana and aspiring Presidential candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has expressed his undoubted believe in the NDC coming back to power in 2020.
At his tour in the Central Region, the former president said he is convinced that Ghanaians have tested the difference in governance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and NDC, and he is in no doubt that Ghanaians will give NDC the mandate to manage affairs of government come 2020, adding that the defeat suffered by NDC in last year’s elections has led them into devising new strategies that will win them victory come 2020.
“From the look of things, it was God who made us lose the 2016 elections, because, there is an old adage that, it is when you weigh water and alcohol that you will know which weighs more. I believe that Ghanaians have weighed water and alcohol, and they have seen for themselves which one weighs more. I therefore believe that by the grace of God victory will be granted NDC in the 2020 elections” He said.
John Mahama disclosed that the party has learnt from its mistakes in 2016 elections, and have worked on these mistakes prior to the 2020 elections that will bring them victory. He entreated party members to be vigilant during the 2020 elections to ensure there is no form of cheat in the electoral processes.
“It is not always that you find what you seek, sometimes you fail. But when you fail, you learn from the failure and so we have learned from our mistakes and are going to bounce back with full force in 2020….we must arise and be vigilant in 2020 elections and count the ballots one after the other. If we do so, I am sure by the time all the ballots will be counted, NDC will emerge victorious” He said.
He expressed his interest in contesting as the party’s Presidential candidate and also urged party delegates to have a listening ear to all the aspirants who come before them. he however advised delegates to elect who they deem capable to lead the party to victory in 2020.
Former President Mahama called for team work and unity among party supporters. He also challenged party members and supporters to desist from the use of offensive words during campaigns, since all the aspirants have the same motive of leading the party to victory in 2020.