Former President John Dramani Mahama has conceded that some “wrongs” were committed under his leadership in the past, which makes it incumbent on the NDC to annex power in 2020 to “right” them.
He said he has therefore “pondered deeply” and “reflected soberly” in taking a decision to lead the largest opposition party as its flagbearer into the next general elections.
In a video address on Thursday, the former president said the move is in consideration of the socio-economic and political landscape of the country currently, as against what the NDC was doing to position Ghana as a “true middle-income” country.
“I have prayed diligently about the task ahead, and I believe I owe a duty to God and our country to take our great party back into government to right the wrongs of the past and to put an end to the cries of the people under the current dispensation,” he said.
According to Mr. Mahama, the NDC would under his leadership dispense visionary leadership devoid of nepotism.
“The 2020 elections present our party, the NDC, a great opportunity to offer, yet again, visionary leadership, driven by commitment to create opportunity for all our people not just a few.”
The former president is praying the party to return him to power so that “Our collective victory in 2020 will end the increasing hardships, expand the base of our economy, create more sustainable jobs, ensure shared prosperity for all and pursue good governance including peace, unity and security.”