It’s ‘premature’ to state decision to contest election 2020 - Mahama
| Updated Nov 11, 2017 at 4:43am
Former President Mahama
Former President Mahama has maintained that it will be premature to announce his decision to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Election 2020.
A release by Aide to the Former President, Mrs. Joyce Bawa- Mogtari said at a fraternal visit of Regional Chairpersons Caucus of the NDC to Mr. Mahama yesterday (November 9), the former President repeated his earlier call on all members of the party to focus on the ongoing restructuring and pledged commitment towards the process.
He also advised the party's leadership to continue to work towards establishing a level playing field during the upcoming Internal Party Elections.
The statement added that, the former President has always wanted to thank Ghanaians for the support and cooperation during his tenure as Vice President and President.
He will therefore discuss the timing of the requested 'Thank You Tour' with the Party's Leadership as well as its feasibility.
The statement formally thanked the Regional Chairperson Caucus of the NDC for the visit.
Below Is The Full statement from the Office of HE John Dramani Mahama:
STATEMENT ON MEETING WITH THE REGIONAL CHAIRPERSONS CAUCUS OF THE NDC
The Office of HE John Dramani Mahama wishes to formally thank the Regional Chairpersons Caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for their fraternal visit on Thursday November 09, 2017, and also appreciate the opportunity to discuss a number of issues.
Given that the former president had always wanted to thank Ghanaians for their support and cooperation during his tenure as both Vice President and President of the Republic of Ghana, and as reiterated during the meeting he will discuss the timing of the requested Thank You Tour with the leadership of the Party.
On the issue of considering the request of party colleagues and supporters to lead the NDC to the 2020 Elections, HE John Mahama’s position, as stated in Cape Coast, remains that it will be premature to announce his decision whether or not to contest, in view of the ongoing reorganization efforts of the Party.
HE Mahama, during the meeting also stressed the need for the leadership of the Party across the structures- Branch, Constituency, Regional and National- to work towards educating supporters on the ongoing Branch reorganization activities and use the opportunity to build up the support base of the Party in the communities.
The former president further repeated his earlier call on all members of the NDC to focus on the ongoing restructuring and reorganization exercise while pledging his commitment and support for the process and the Party.
He also advised leadership of the party to continue to work towards establishing a level playing field during the upcoming internal party elections.
Joyce Bawah Mogtari
Saturday Nov., 10, 2017.