Politics of Sunday, 6 January 2019
Former President John Dramani Mahama is in the last phase of his campaign to be the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress. (NDC) ahead of the party’s presidential primaries on January 26.
On Saturday, he began his five-day tour of the Western Region in the Bibiani Constituency.
Mr. Mahama will visit all the constituencies in the region to meet with the party’s delegates as well as call on the chiefs and the people there. He will then take his campaign to the Eastern and Volta Regions.
Already, he has visited the other seven regions including Central, Upper West, Upper East, Northern, Brong Ahafo, Ashanti, and the Greater Accra Regions to meet with to delegates.
In September 2018, the former President officially launched his campaign in the Central Region, as he bids to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and subsequently contest the 2020 elections.
Mr. Mahama is among other high profile aspirants within the NDC who have submitted nomination forms to contest including the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, and Nadowli Kaleo MP, Alban Bagbin.
Other aspirants are Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah; a former Trade and Industry Minister; Former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, Goosie Tanoh and Nurudeen Iddrisu
There was speculation that Mr. Mahama had named Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, daughter of former president and NDC’s founder, Jerry John Rawlings as his running mate.
But his campaign team has since denied such reports.
The team said Mr. Mahama is currently focused on his official duties and his campaign to be flagbearer of the NDC.