Former President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama, has admonished members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to eschew all their differences and build trust among themselves as they journey to contest the 2020 general elections.
He is of the firm belief that it is only when they trust each other that their front will be resolute, making them a force to reckon with in their quest to recapture power from their main political rivals, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“It is my hope that in the current environment, we will work together and eschew all attempts to divide us because in the business of politics, you know what happens. Let us be one; let us trust each other; and let us not believe in the kind of stories that we circulate painting an impression that one is trying to undermine the other”, a visibly happy Mahama told members of the NDC at the party’s headquarters in Accra, Sunday, in his acceptance speech following his declaration as the winner of the party’s presidential primary held on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
To Mr. Mahama, should there be trust among members of the umbrella family, he is confident that the party will be successful in the 2020 general elections.
“Once we build this trust, I’m sure that we’ll be successful”, he underscored.
Mr. Mahama polled 213,443, representing 95.24% of the total valid votes cast.
His contenders; the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Alhaji Nurudeen Iddrissu and Sylvester Mensah polled 2,313, 519 and 932 votes, representing 1.02%, 0.23% and 0.41% respectively.
Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah on the other hand polled 1,467 votes, representing 0.65% while Goosie Tanoh garnered 2,038 votes, representing 0.90% votes.
The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Prof. Joshua Alabi also polled 3,399 votes, representing 1.51% of the total valid votes cast.
Commenting further, the former Ghanaian Leader assured all the national executives of the party that he will work closely and tirelessly with them at all levels to enable them achieve their common objective of returning to power in 2020.