Former Ghana President, John Mahama joins 2020 Presidential race

Former Ghanian president , John Mahama was elected by his party to  become the opposition candidate in the West African country’s 2020 elections.

Mahama defeated six candidates, with him gathering 95 percent of 213,487 votes cast on Saturday, making him the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mahama was president from 2012 to 2016, when he lost a re-election bid to President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) over a faltering economy and corruption allegations.

Mahama said, “Tonight, I want to serve notice to Ghana that from the outcome of this election, the NDC is strong.

“The NDC is united. The NDC is poised for victory in 2020. And nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop our march towards Flagstaff House (the seat of government),” Mahama said at the social democratic party’s headquarters in Accra.

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“It is a call to duty, a call to action and a call to battle. I wish that this fire will keep on burning… It is my hope that we will work together and eschew all attempts to divide us,” he concluded.

Source: AFP

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