Former President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that he is the only candidate out of the the four flagbearer aspirants of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), who keeps the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) busy.
He reveals that it has now become a norm for the NPP to hold press conferences and react to his comments when he is not the only person contesting to be torch bearer of the party.
Speaking to at Professional Forum Dinner and Awards night in Accra last sunday, the former President wondered why he has become the target of attack dogs of the NPP when there are other candidates.
Mr. Mahama wondered why he has been accused of being an unsuitable candidate to lead the party ahead of the 2024 polls by some elements of the NPP; yet he is the most attacked in the media.
“They do not understand the gravity of the situation. I do think that for those of them who speak for the NPP, they do not understand the gravity of the situation. But it is good for our party. We are going into primaries but as I said I thank you for your support. It should send a certain signal to the whole of Ghana that we are four candidates who picked the forms. Anytime one candidate speaks, they hold a press conference and respond. And everybody is struggling and responding and yet they say that candidate you should not bring him because he is the worse candidate we have beaten him before. But when all the other candidate speak, in Hausa, they say ‘Shurum’, quiet. It shows that the game is exciting and as long as it is exciting, I would play the game”, he promised.
Last month, four persons including former President John Dramani Mahama, former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu and businessman, Ernest Kwaku Krobea picked forms to contest the Presidential primaries of the NDC.