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Mahama’s Campaign Jabs Kwabena Duffour, Others



John Dramani Mahama represents the National Democratic Congress’ best shot at the 2024 presidential elections because among other several qualities, he has supervised many ministers before, including Finance Ministers, says Prof. Joshua Alabi, campaign manager for the former president.

‘Bↄhↄ bio” (encore), the gathering at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho, had shouted, urging Alabi to repeat what he had just said as he toasted why John Mahama was launching a come-back bid at the presidency, and why he beats all others seeking to contest him as the party’s flagbearer for the elections.

Alabi obliged the crowd, and repeated his jibe, stressing on ‘Finance Ministers’, in apparent reference to Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the former Finance Minister in the erstwhile Mahama administration who has put in his candidature to lead the NDC into the 2024 elections.   

“President Mahama has supervised Defence Ministers, Interior Ministers, Trade Ministers and Finance Ministers. The next leader of our country will not be a trial and error leader but one tried and tested, someone who has supervised a lot of ministers including finance ministers.”

Prof Alabi added that people are calling not just for the return of the NDC into power but also to bring forth someone with experience to save the economy.

He noted that Mr Mahama has a sense of urgency when it comes to salvaging Ghana and has a clear path on how to rescue and rebuild the country.

“We are blessed as a party and as a country to have such a person in the NDC today, an affable, good listener, and a unifier. We are blessed again to have such a person as our candidate and the people’s candidate,” Prof Alabi said.

Earlier, John Mahama announced his intentions to contest the 2024 presidential elections after being defeated in the last two elections held in 2016 and 2020.

However, the former President believes that he has what it takes to help salvage the country from its current economic crisis.

Meanwhile, also speaking at the campaign launch, the Oti Regional NDC chairman, John Kwadwo Gyapong said that the other candidates are not qualified to run for the presidential candidature at this time.

He called out businessman Ernest Kwaku Krobea stating that using his age as a young politician to win hearts will not get him close to the presidency especially since he does not know the first thing about political leadership.

“Who has trained you to come today? who has given you that mandate, have you been an assemblyman, let alone an MP? How are you coming? You better join the line. I would advise him, he is not qualified.”


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