December 29, 2016

Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has said President John Mahama will be compelled to run for Flagbearer position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) going into the 2020 election even if he doesn’t want to.

According to him, President John Mahama is the NDC’s surest bet to recapture power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the next general elections.

President Mahama led the NDC to a resounding defeat during the December 7 elections. While Akufo-Addo won the popular votes in six regions, representing 53.85 of the total valid votes cast, President Mahama polled 44.40 percent.

Few days after the NDC’s defeat, party stalwats begun proposing that the President be retained as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2020 elections.

Persons such as the Ashanti Regional Minister and Deputy Minister of Power, Alexander Ackon and John Jinapor have publicly expressed their conviction that the NDC will be able to better organize itself for the 2020 elections with President Mahama as leader.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM Wednesday, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye who’s also the Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo stated that President John Mahama will have no match for the Flagbearership position of the NDC for the 2020 election if he decides to contest.

Let me be frank with you, I don’t see any person in NDC beating John Dramani Mahama at congress for the Flagbearership slot come congress. John Mahama will come again in 2020, so the NPP better watch out, we’re going to correct our mistakes and come like Kakai”.

Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye was confident the NDC will soon embark on a reorganization drive to energize the base of the party to ready it to wrestle power from the NPP come election 2020.