All ten regional chairmen of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) want former President John Mahama to lead the party's effort to reclaim the Flagstaff House in the 2020 elections.
A joint statement by the chairmen, released Thursday said after a meeting with the former President in Accra on earlier in the day, they urged Mr Mahama to consider the request of the rank and file of the party "to lead the party to the 2020 general elections.”
This endorsement gives John Mahama an edge over other contenders.
Meanwhile, former NDC legislator for North Dayi, George Loh, has said former President John Mahama stands taller than other presidential candidate hopefuls of the party, but that may not translate into victory at the primaries.
Mr Loh declines to state his position regarding whether John Mahama should seek the mandate to lead the party in the 2020 elections, however, he is convinced whoever emerges victorious in the primaries scheduled for next year can secure victory in the next general elections -- the important factor being a united party.
He made the comments on the current affairs programme, Hard Truth, on the Joy News channel on Wednesday.
He suggests that just like Nana Akufo-Addo when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presented him for a third time in 2016, Mahama too is known widely and may not have to be over-marketed.
“Former President Mahama is an adult. He’s very exposed. He is possibly one of the most exposed people in Ghana today. He has been a President, he has been a Vice President, he has travelled the world, he has participated in other democracies and in elections across the world. He has virtually become like an election consultant," he said.
The joint statement from the NDC regional chairmen below.