The National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has said former President John Dramani Mahama is the best candidate for his party in the next election in 2020.
“I’ve said that President Mahama in today’s NDC is the best material that we have,” he added in response to questions posed him on Eyewitness News about who the party’s next candidate would be for the next election.
John Mahama’s second term bid was truncated by the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the December 7, 2016 general elections.
Although he is yet to officially announce his bid to lead the NDC in the next election in 2020, Kofi Adams said “I will be really happy if he puts himself up for re-election but that decision will totally depend on him.”
Speaking on the Point Blank segment on Eyewitness News last Friday, the NDC National Organizer said Mahama’s loss in the election does not make him a bad candidate.
“One thing you need to realize also is that the fact that you have lost an election does not mean that your candidate was bad. We have had great candidates lose election…I have read in some papers quoting family sources that he is not going to stand again but I have not heard any denial from him but he has indicated to us…that his primary focus now is how we will rebuild our party,” he added.
NDC forms committee to diagnose it’s election defeat
The leadership of the NDC last month, Demceber 2016 formed a 13-member committee to investigate the cause of the party’s historic defeat in the December 7 polls.
The committee, which was formed by the NDC’s Functional Executive Committee (NEC), and approved by its Council of Elders, is being chaired by a Former Minister of Finance and Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission, Kwesi Botchwey.