A leading campaign team member of Professor Joshua Alabi, an aspring presidential candidate who is seeking to represent the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2020, lawyer Kojoga Adawudu, has asked former president John Dramani Mahama to rescind any decision to contest the slot.
He wants the former president to rather join the Council of Elders in the party and allow a new face with a new message, hope and leadership to represent the party IN 2020. According to him, the Professor Alabi team is not sacred of the Mahama factor rather, they will give the due respect him adding, ‘’but we are going to a competition.’’
In his view, Mr Mahama has done his best but ‘’some of us think that it is time for him to take a rest. It is time for him to move to the Council of Elders and we will accord him that respect.’’
He called on Mr Mahama to consider the call and join the council so he will sit and preside as a former president so when there are issues, he will bring his experience to bear. And also hold a new candidate and say this is the person we want him to lead.’’
In his view, Mr Mahama has seen it all. He’s been an assemblyman, he’s been a member of parliament, he’s been a deputy minister, a minister, and he’s been a vice president and a president. He stressed the need for the former president who has received massive endorsement from some 94 Minority MPs to allow the party rebrand itself, have a new message, rejuvenate and the party is the one that benefits more.
‘’So we are looking at the long term,’’ he said. A win for Mahama in 2020 would mean that, the party would have to come back and go through a whole new process. The NDC he added wants to take power from the NPP.
''That is our main agenda because they have failed the nation. They’ve failed us. Nana Addo tried it for three times and so people felt he had all the plans and had all it takes but nothing has happened.’’
He was speaking to rainbowradioonline.com after he presented Professor Alabi’s letter expressing his intention to contest the race as directed by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, to all interested individuals who have expressed interest in the slot as presidential candidate.