Flag bearer-hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Bagbin has revealed that former president John Mahama cannot lead the NDC to regain political power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr Bagbin, the legislator for the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency told party faithful at a meeting with executives from five NDC constituencies in the Volta Region: Akatsi North and South and the three Tongu constituencies, as part of preparations for the presidential primaries, in Sogakope over the weekend, that:
“When he [Mr Mahama] came and met me in parliament in 1979, we identified him and he became deputy minister for two years, minister for two years and we lost elections.
“I then called him to my office and made him a ranking member for communication. The party also made him director of communication.
“So, eight years he worked in my office under one of my daughters called Mawusi Genasa, so, you cannot know John more than me, and you cannot love John more than me, but love is not love when you see the person is going wrong and you keep quiet for the person to be humiliated.”
Mr Mahama is yet to officially declare his intention to contest in the upcoming primaries slated for December 7 but indications are that he will stage a comeback.
Other candidates that have declared their intentions to contest in the primaries as flagbearers include Dr Ekow Spio Garbah, a former Trades and Industry Minister under the John Mahama government; Former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi.