John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has vowed to address the numerous challenges faced by ordinary Ghanaians if he wins the 2024 general elections.
Mr Mahama made this statement during a thanksgiving service at the Ringway Gospel Centre of the Assemblies of God Church, where he reflected on his recent countrywide tour ahead of the party's primaries.
Mahama expressed his gratitude for the safe travels during his tour and acknowledged the hardships experienced by Ghanaians under the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. He emphasized that the NDC is committed to alleviating the burdens faced by citizens and is prepared to tackle these challenges once again if given the opportunity to govern.
During his address, Mahama remarked, “We thank God for travelling mercies and ask him to continue to protect us always. We know that God will make things well in his own time. If we had won the 2020 elections, this haircut and IMF wahala will be on our heads. I thank God that I went round the country to witness the challenges our people are faced with. This will prepare us so that when by the grace of God we are able to steer the affairs of this country again, we will address these challenges. Going round has shaken the base of the party and made it ready for what we are going to face in 2024.”
The thanksgiving service was attended by NDC executives, Members of Parliament, and prominent party members. Mr Mahama's overwhelming victory at the NDC primaries, where he secured 98.9 percent of the votes, solidified his position as the party's flagbearer. He competed against former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and former Mayor of Kumasi Kojo Bonsu, with the latter withdrawing from the race shortly before the May 13 primaries.
Dr. Duffuor cited irregularities with the voters' register and the photo album as reasons for his withdrawal. Following Mahama's victory, Kojo Bonsu extended his congratulations, acknowledging the flagbearer's landslide triumph in the party's flagbearership race.
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