National Women’s Organiser aspirant of the NDC, Hannah Bisiw has backed John Dramani Mahama to become the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s presidential candidate for the 2020 elections and go on to defeat Nana Akufo-Addo and become President once again.
Hannah Bisiw, who served under John Dramani Mahama in the previous administration, has thrown her weight behind Mr. Mahama following the declaration of his intent to contest the NDC’s presidential ticket.
According to her, despite losing the 2016 presidential elections to Nana Addo, John Mahama has triumphed over the current President before in 2012, and will do so again in 2020.
When asked by Eyewitness News host Umaru Sanda Amadu whether she will support Mr Mahama, Hannah Bisiw replied, “Of course.”
“For me, I did not resign as his deputy Minister. I worked with him. He gave me the opportunity and I worked because I believed in his vision. I am a principled person, if I didn’t like John Mahama, I wouldn’t have worked with him. I believe in the vision that he had and I believe in his leadership qualities. President Mahama once defeated Nana Addo, Nana Addo came to defeat him and he will defeat him back.”
Hannah Bisiw, who was the former Deputy Minister of Agriculture, stated that, Ghanaian voters who supported the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016 have become disillusioned with the NPP government due a host of unfulfilled promises and a number of unresolved economic challenges.
“I know that will happen because go to Abossey Okai, today, the spare parts dealers are crying. [The NPP’s] own Kennedy Agyapong says he’s turned all his cedis into dollars because the cedi isn’t working well. Today the market women are crying and the taxi and trotro drivers have been deceived. Petrol is very expensive. Today the taxes are so high that importers cannot clear their goods from the ports.
I’m from Brong Ahafo. The people were promised that their monies would be paid. Today they’ve not seen the money. For all the ‘promise and fails’ and for the deceit that came through the campaign, I’m sure John Mahama will win.”
Ninety-four NDC MPs out of the Minority Caucus of 106 also endorsed Mr. Mahama as the flagbearer for the 2020 polls before his announcement.
The NDC presidential race election has been slated for December 7, 2018.