Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr., has indicated that it will come as a surprise to him should former President Mahama miss out on the chance of leading the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general election.
According to the veteran journalist, Mr Mahama who is a former president of the country is miles ahead of his competitors in the political sphere.
However, the renowned political commentator said he believes former President John Mahama has lost focus in his campaign to become the flagbearer of the opposition with his recent campaign tactics.
He said although Mahama’s chances of winning the flagbearer position is very high, his victory will be jeopardized if he pays little attention to delegates and recommendations of the Kwesi Botchwey Report.
Speaking on Joy FM’s News File last weekend, Mr. Baako said Mahama’s constant critique of the government may cause him more harm than good if he neglects some vital components of the NDC.
“He will win hands down. I will be shocked if he loses this thing. Their focus should be on delegates and perhaps the Kwesi Botchwey report because they know the content. Something went wrong with the party machinery in terms of election 2016; so that should be the focus. If not, his campaign will suffer premature ejaculation before he wins the primary.”
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako further mentioned that although Mr. Mahama’s criticisms are quite understandable due to his position as former President, his utterances may later be used against him.
“He will win the primaries alright, he will become the flagbearer, but that time I am sure perhaps the campaign would have been degassed. He would have been modeled so badly and I am not talking of insults. I am talking about people checkmating him on the things he’s spoken out there and debasing them using facts. So, I am surprised there is a little bit of lack of focus”, he stressed.
“Some of them have decided to stretch the scope by talking to school children and everybody and launching national issues. In Mr. Mahama’s case, because of who he’s been before, he is launching national issues because none of his competitors really have the same level of class. He’s launched national issues so he is being contested by his opponents; not just the internal opponents, but the external opponents are already dealing with him on all those issues.”