Former deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor, has said former President John Mahama is the best person to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the 2020 elections.
Responding to a question posed to him by a listener on Starr Chat, he said: “I think he [Mahama] remains the best bet for us [the NDC]. He will be a good material for us and I say this from a very candid opinion.”
Mr. Mahama who lost the 2016 elections to president Akufo-Addo in April revealed that he was counting on divine intervention to help him decide on his future regarding the leadership of the NDC going into the 2020 elections.
“Whether I will contest or not is in the hands of God,” he stated at a National Executive meeting of the party, urging that the party must be strengthened and made battle ready for the 2020 elections.
Nonetheless, added Mr. Mahama he was ready to fully back whoever emerges flagbearer of the NDC as part of his commitment to the party.
“And I am saying that whoever leads the party, I’m a committed member, and I’ll support that person to the hilt. And, so, going on air and blaming so and so for this and that, I don’t think it helps the unity [of the party]. At this time we must be standing together,” he told the meeting.