Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked Ghanaians to ignore a statement circulating on social media announcing his decision to contest for Presidency in the 2020 general elections.
The purported statement indicated that the former president had declared his intent to contest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries.
But Mr, Mahama in a Facebook post on Wednesday, said the statement was fake. The NDC has slated December 7, 2018, to elect a presidential candidate to lead it into the next general election.
The party lost to the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 elections truncating the second term bid of John Mahama.
Although about six persons of the NDC have officially joined the NDC presidential race, Mr. Mahama is yet to make his presidential intent known.
Ablakwa predicts 85% landslide win for Mahama in NDC polls
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has given a strong indication that former president John Mahama will contest for the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2020 elections.
Mr. Ablakwa remains confident that Mr. Mahama is the overwhelming favorite to lead the NDC into the next general elections.
He has predicted that Mr. Mahama would claim at least 85% of the votes in the race.
“I have every confidence that former president John Mahama is going to win this primaries. I can predict very safely that former President Mahama is not going to win by anything less than 85%.”