The campaign of National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has been dealt a devastating blow after one of his spokespersons openly endorsed the candidature of former President John Dramani Mahama.
Mr. Isaac Baningen who unexpectedly stormed a campaign venue where the former president as part of his tour of the Upper West Region was interacting with delegates and party faithful, disclosed that he[Mahama] is the best candidate to win back power for the party in 2020.
“A candidate like John Mahama has what it takes to get us back to the government, and we must not experiment with just anyone for election 2020”, he said to cheers from the delegates.
It is not known if Mr. Isaac Baningen has fallen off with the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament who is contesting the former president and 12 others to lead the party in 2020 but he is reported to have stormed the event and offered to speak.
When the MC for the occasion handed the microphone to him, those gathered thought he was going to castigate the former president and his team but instead he started singing his raises and giving reasons why he must be the one to lead the party into 2020
According to him, the party should not make a mistake and gamble with its future by electing the wrong candidate.
Former president John Dramani Mahama has touted his credentials as the best ahead of the rest to lead the party urging delegates to mandate him to lead the party because he is the best to snatch power from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
According to him, he is the most experienced, has the qualities to unite the party and has the ability to go into the contest of 2020 to win victory for the NDC.
“All of you will come from your branches and will be given ballot paper….all those who are standing will have their photographs on the ballot paper to determine who amongst us you want to lead the party into 2020. At that stage, the only thing you have to ask yourself is who has the experience, who has qualities to unite the party, who has the ability to go into the contest of 2020 and win victory and bring it to us NDC. Once you ask yourself that you use your thumb and thumbprint the person. But I am sure that all of you are convinced that John Dramani Mahama is the best candidate to win the 2020 elections”, he disclosed to NDC branch executives.