As candidates have submitted their letter of intent to the office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to contest for the flag bearership in the 2020 elections on the ticket of the party, the Member of Parliament for Wa West, Hon. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has declared his full support to John Dramani Mahama, describing him as the best candidate for the party and the best recipe for elections.
He indicated that, the former President JDM is the best candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), as far as the upcoming elections in 2020 is concern and must be given the required support to contest.
Speaking exclusively to http://www.newslinegh.com, Hon. Yieleh Chireh who openly endorsed the former President believes that, Mr. John Mahama is the candidate who can mobilize the party from the grassroot level and lead it to victory.
He said the former President was accused falsely of corruption but no evidence have been submitted to justify such accusations.
“If you look at the list that endorsed Mr. Mahama, I am number 37 and I wholeheartedly endorsed him. Realistically, John Dramani Mahama is a very good candidate for our party.
Many of the things said about him by this current regime were all false. Interestingly, the same regime who took over from Mr. Mahama is hit with corruption scandal every week.
It is part of our political development that Mr. Mahama should be given another opportunity”. He explained.
Hon. Yieleh Chireh reiterated that Mr. Mahama has a lot to offer the party, since his former administration saw a lot of development in all the sectors of the economy.
He however condemned the insult and false allegations made against John Mahama by some members of the party who have also declared their intention to contest for the flag bearership.
He also re-echoed that, it is ethically and morally unacceptable for members of the same party to publicly make certain pronouncements that will denigrate the party’s image.
“The self destruction perpetuated by some members of our party is bad. These petty politics must stop. Some of the potential candidates who write terrible things about Mr. Mahama must stop.
It seems such people have already been to the 2020 election. Meanwhile, some of them have never contested in an elections before”. He bemoaned.
Candidates and Campaign For The Flag Bearership
Campaign for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has already commenced and factions have already started declaring their support for their respective candidates.
So far, Eleven stalwarts of the party have officially declared their interest to contest the NDC presidential race ahead of the 2020 general election and have all hit the ground running with their campaigns.
These candidates are the former Trade Minister, Mr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr. Sylvester Mensah, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast Central, Hon. Ricketts Kweku Hagan, Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, Hon. Alban Bagbin, the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama among others.
Mr. John Dramani Mahama
Former President of the Republic, Mr. John Mahama on Thursday, August 23, 2018 officially declared his intention to contest his party’s flag bearership.
Mr. Mahama’s declaration brought to an end, months of speculation in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Ghana as a whole as to whether the former President would seek the leadership of the party one more time.
His aides were present at the NDC’s headquarters at Adabraka in Accra to present the letter of intent but Mr. Mahama wasn’t there himself.