Communications team member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Raphael Sarfo Patrick is calling on delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to quiz former President John Mahama on what accounted for his disgraceful defeat in the 2016 general elections.
According to the NPP, the latter did not help his party both as President and flagbearer and therefore he must answer to NDC delegates why he lost to the then opposition NPP.
“Delegates in NDC should question him why he lost that election even in power with all the resources”, Raphael Sarfo Patrick suggested.
“John Mahama must be advised not to run for any election because he can’t win even in the likely event he wins NDC primaries to become their 2020 flagbearer”, Raphael Sarfo spoke to MyNewsGh.com’s Kwabena Danso-Dapaah in an exclusive interview.
Meanwhile, it appears Mr. John Mahama has won the hearts and admiration of many in the NDC as more and more persons continue to vouch for his leadership prowess and push for him to contest in the imminent 2020 elections.
Findings from a survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana (UG) in January 2018 also revealed that 58% of Ghanaians would want former President John Dramani Mahama to contest the 2020 elections.
Out of the 5000 respondents that participated in the survey, 2,900 held the assertion that the former President was the best candidate for the NDC flagbeareship position.
This was reinforced when at the party’s Unity Walk held in Kumasi Saturday, April 29 saw a teeming crowd of supporters chant out the former President’s name as the preferred candidate to lead the party into the coming elections.
“We want you!, we want you!”, the crowd chanted continuously, pointing fingers at Mahama during his address on working in unity to ensure the success of the party’s branch elections in the various regions.