16:41, 22.Aug 2018
Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on all the defeated flagbearer aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to unite and work with one purpose to recapture power in 2020.
Mr Mahama said this when he met with all the six other aspirants in the party’s presidential primary and national executives of the party at the NDC headquarters in Accra.
Prof. Joshua Alabi, Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, Sylvester Mensah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Alban Bagbin and Goosie Tanoh all contested the party’s flagbearer position and lost abysmally to Mr Mahama.
“One of our attitudes going into 2016 is a certain lack of unity. We didn’t go in together as one. So, I think this initiative will smoothen over any issues and differences and moving together as one into the battle of 2020 enhances our opportunities and chances of clinching the victory for our great party,” Mr Mahama told the defeated aspirants.
Mr Mahama secured 213,487 votes representing 95.23 per cent of the total votes cast in the NDC presidential primaries while the remaining six contenders shared the paltry 4 per cent among themselves.
The aspirants however conceding defeat and congratulated Mr Mahama. They pledged to unite and bury their differences to ensure the party regains power in 2020.