Former President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ensure that a level playing field is created for all who want to contest the flagbearership race of the party.
The former president made the appeal in a statement issued to thank the ten regional chairmen of the NDC who called on him on Thursday October, 9.
The ten chairmen, during the visit, urged Mr Mahama to “consider the request of teeming supporters of NDC and Ghanaians to lead the party to the 2020 general elections.”
The position taken by the regional chairmen received condemnation from some members of the party, some of whom have recommended sanctions against them.
But responding to the request, the former president advised the chairmen and members of the party to concentrate on the reorganization of the party to build up its support base across the country.
He maintains that it is too early to declare his intention to or not to contest.
“On the issue of considering the request to of party colleagues and supporters to lead the NDC in the 2020 Elections, HE John Mahama’s position, as stated in Cape Coast, remains that it will be premature to announce his decision whether or not to contest, in view of the ongoing reorganization efforts of the party,” the statement pointed out.
On the request for Mr Mahama to embark on a thank you tour, the ex-president said he would consult the leadership of the party on the timing of the tour.
While Mr Mahama pledged his commitment to the restructuring and reorganization process of the party, he also urged party leadership to “continue to work towards establishing a level playing field during the upcoming internal party elections.”
By: Yahaya Masahudu, radiotamale.com