When you lose elections while you are in power ( and with that big margin ) it means that the people have rejected you, after you have been tried and tested.
That is why a Mahama comeback cannot be justified!
Remember when professor Mills lost the 2000 elections ? Although he was the Vice President then and was not the guy calling the shots in government, Ghanaians saw the opportunity to ditch the NDC with Rawlings safely out of the picture ( yes in 1996 there was still a big element of fear of Rawlings hanging in the air , it was just too early for change )! Then look at how long it took NDC to come back to power ? Not in 2004 but in 2008! NDC had to rebrand its image and leadership style. And granted the late professor humbly fitted into the new image and was well complimented by John Mahama as running mate.
The buga buga image of JJ was replaced by a softer, gentle, and level headed personality in the good Professor. But much has changed today. The humble God fearing Mills was too weak and sick in office to make a meaningful impact and when JM came into the leadership role after the death of the professor he was out of depth , meek and completely unprepared for the job!
All these indications point to a very weak challenge from JM in 2020, NDC is better off with a new face as leader, a candidate who will not carry all the burdens of the Mahama presidency ( corruption and incompetence), It will be a fresh start and a new hope for the party as they go forward battling NPP.
A replacement of Mahama should not be difficult at all! I remember during the 2008 elections how Goosie Tanoh was well respected among the high ranking members in the party, and he chaired one or two committees formed to strategize and formulate policies for that campaign! Also my interaction with the Reform part boys showed me their level of depth. If you also add his long running experience with the revolutionary cadres you will further value his weight and significance in the party!
As for the argument against NDC members who left the party and came back is not a strong one and falls to the ground , considering that for all of us Ghana should come first before any party or ideological bias!
The time for change in the NDC is now! - Sekou Nkrumah/facebook
Source: Sekou Nkrumah/facebook
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