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Mahama accepts Wontumi’s challenge to contest in 2020

Former President John Dramani Mahama has finally declared his readiness to contest in the 2020 presidential election if he survives the flagbearership race in the National Democratic Congress, NDC.

Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Wontumi had thrown a challenge to the former president to enter the 2020 race to make victory for the New Patriotic Party, NPP, easy to secure.

It appears the former president has thought through the challenge, his ambition and tenacity to lead the NDC, hence announcing his intention to run as flag bearer of the opposition NDC.

In a post he shared on his Facebook page, Mr Mahama said, “We need to keep up with the momentum generated and follow the published timelines.

“To you the teeming supporters and sympathizers calling and requesting me to declare my intentions for the future, I wish to assure you today, that as a servant-leader, I have listened to your calls and reflected. I will not disappoint you even as we await the publication of the party’s guidelines for selecting a new leader.”

Meanwhile, Ekow Spio-Garbrah, former Trade Minister; Professor Joshua Alabi, retired Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA); Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin and former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah have also declared their intentions to contest the flag bearer slot of the party.

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