Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he will win the flag bearer race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on 23 February 2019 and stage a comeback to contest as president in the 2020 polls.
He has promised to unite the other flagbearer aspirants to work for victory in 2020 when he wins because, in his view, no political party can beat the NDC when they are united.
Speaking to delegates in the Ho West Constituency on Monday, 28 January 2019, as part of his seven-day campaign tour of the Volta Region, Mr. Mahama promised to be a unifier when elected as the flag bearer.
Mr. Mahama told the delegates that: “One of the major things for all of us to do is to come together as one. I believe the party has a very good opportunity in 2020 to win the election and take out the NPP from the government, but we can only do that if we are united as one.
“I believe that any time the NDC is united as a party, there is no way any party can win a victory over us and, so, I want to pledge to you that we are going to do this presidential primary on 23 February, and after we’ve finished the presidential primaries, we’ll put it behind us and all of us, including my fellow aspirants, will come together as one.
“Whoever wins the primaries, all of us will support that person to go and win victory in 2020 and I wish to pledge to you that if I win or should I say when I win, because I’m confident that I’ll win, I’m confident that with your support I’ll win, I want to pledge to you that all the other aspirants, I’ll bring them together.”