National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress Kofi Adams has said Former President John Dramani Mahama beat President Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2020 General elections to make history.

In his estimation, the 2020 election will present an opportunity for a sitting president to be defeated for the first time in the fourth republic, by a former president.

A member of the New Patriotic Party, Gary Nimako, had suggested on the show that former President is no threat to the NPP in the 2020 election.

According to Mr. Nimako the 2016  general election was the first time in the history of the fourth republic that a sitting president, John Mahama, lost an election and by over a million votes difference.

“I don’t see why the NPP should worry about Mahama coming, what is the panic about? Someone we have beaten before, with all the incumbency advantage, with over a million votes?” Mr. Nimako quizzed rhetorically.

But the Mr. Adams disagreed with him, arguing there can always be “a first time” and that the 2020 election will equally present an opportunity where President Akufo-Addo will by former President John Mahama.

Speaking on TV3's New Day, Mr. Adams said; “He speaks as if the first time an opposition leader has beaten a sitting president means a first time will not happen again… so does he want us to accept and believe that the first time will only happen in 2016 and the first will never happen again? Is he suggesting that God has told him, or Ghanaians have told him that the first time will never happen again?”. Kofi Adam quizzed.

“I want to tell him here that another first time will happen in 2020 where a former president will defeat a sitting President if he dares contest with these failed performances or disastrous performance that we are seeing”, Mr. Adams stated.

According to him an election is not like boxing where when you beat somebody for the first time, you think you have tougher punches and muscles to beat the person all the time.

He said winning an election is “about what you tell the people and what you do,” stating the incumbent will be judged by their promises and what they have been able to do while the opposition will be judged by what they promise.

Mr Mahama, through Mr Daniel Ohene Agyekum, former Ambassador to the United States, presented his official letter of intent to run for the flag bearer slot, to the party’s Adabraka headquarters on Thursday, 23 August 2018.