Hon. Francis Bawaana Dakura, the Member of Parliament for the Jirapa Constituency in the Upper West Region, has reiterated the need he still wants ex-President John Dramani Mahama to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to victory in elections 2020.
According to him, JM, the former leader of the NDC, is far ahead of any other person who might think of coming to carry the flag of the party to contest President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo or whoever in the 2020 general elections.
Though, he was quick to add that the NDC has the men, he averred that, politically, JM is already well marketed in the political field as a former Vice President and President of the Republic of Ghana, and has the strength to recover the presidential seat for the party much easier.
“It would be very easy for the NDC and former President Mahama to snatch power, especially following the manner the Akufo-Addo led NPP Government is struggling to find its rhythm, after they lied their way during election 2016 into power,” Dr. Dakura said.
In view of this, Dr. Dakura, who is also a former Deputy Minister of State in charge of Local Government and Rural Development, urged everybody in the NDC to try to put behind them the pain and the internal wrangling and consider bringing back JM to get power in 2020 elections.
In an exclusive interview with The Republic in Accra yesterday, he agreed that though former President Mahama has his weekness, he was of the view that he President Mahama should be allowed to continue with his good works of the ‘Better Ghana Agenda’, and to enable him to correct whatever weeknesses he has or mistakes committed.
The Jirapa MP also revealed to this paper that if JM had won the 2016 general elections, he would not have continued with those who disappointed him, based on the numerous complaints about them.
He appealed to every NDC member or sympathiser to stop the infighting and focus on snatching power from NPP in 2020.
He further called on all other party big-wigs who were offended in one way or the other before and during elections, which led to the defeat, to forgive and help the party and JM to bring back power in the quest to rescue Ghana from insecurity.
Source: Therepublicnewsonline.com/Delali A.Awuyeh