The Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has appreciated former President John Mahama's decision to contest for the flagbearer slot of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In a tweet, Mr Ablakwa said: “Defining Moment. Thank you John Mahama for the declaration. Vox Populi, Vox Dei – the voice of the people is, indeed, the voice of God. May the Lord guide your path and crown your efforts with success for it is He who chooses leaders.”
The former President declared his intention to contest in a letter presented on his behalf by former Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ohene Agyekum at the party’s Adabraka headquarters on Thursday, 23 August 2018.
In a short video to explain why he wants to lead the party again, Mahama said “Our collective victory in 2020 will end the increasing hardships, expand the base of our economy, create more sustainable jobs, ensure shared prosperity for all, and pursue good governance including peace, unity and security”.
He added that his decision to contest for the NDC’s presidential race is as a result of the overwhelming support and encouragement given him by some party faithful and stalwarts.
“I have taken into consideration, the groundswell of support, the never-ending calls and encouragement from a large section of our party elders, members of our party, supporters and Ghanaians, from diverse backgrounds.”
“As a servant-leader, I have listened with deep respect to the elders of our party, to members of our party, and Ghanaians from all walks of life, and I am honoured to avail myself of truthful, transparent, selfless, unifying and dedicated service to the NDC and above all, to the good people of Ghana”, he added.
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