Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he does not take his decision to contest in the flagbearer elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lightly.
In his view, the 2020 general election is the most important and defining poll in the Fourth Republic hence his decision to contest.
Speaking at his campaign launch in Ho on Thursday, March 2, he said “For the 2024 elections which I consider to be the most important and defining poll of our time, I have not taken this step lightly, it has been the product of months of prayer, broad consultations and sober reflections.
“I have searched my sole and paid close attention to your voices, to your daily struggles and to your present national predicament.”
He added “At this stage, Ghana demands experience not experiment, Ghana demands togetherness and not divisiveness, now is the time for the bravery of heart and clarity of purpose.”
During the campaign launch, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Professor Joshua Alabi said the creativity of Mr Mahama in building a workable Ghana is not based on rhetoric but on a sense of urgency and commitment.
Prof Alabi said “Former President Mahama is a proven nation-builder whose creativity is not based on rhetoric as others but on a sense of urgency and commitment.
“He is a competent builder with a strong sense of urgency and direction. He knows how to recreate a workable Ghana that brings value to the people.”
Mr Mahama will be contesting against former Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor, former Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Mr Kojo Bonsu and businessman Ernest Kobea.