At this stage, Ghana needs experienced hands not experiment – John Mahama 

At this stage, Ghana needs experienced hands not experiment – John Mahama 

Former President John Mahama has officially declared his bid to lead the National Democratic Congress to Election 2024.

The campaign launch which took place at the Cedi Auditorium of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS)  on Thursday, was joined by many NDC stalwarts. 

Speaking at the event, John Mahama officially declared his intention to join the race, adding it has been months of prayer and wider consultations, saying at this stage, Ghana demands experienced hands not experiment.

The former President said with the kind of hardship experienced, at this time the country does not need a try-me-too leader as  Ghana’s next President.

He said the hopes of giving Ghana to the NPP for a prosperous future have been dashed and the country is now bankrupt and downgraded, leaving the economy in a worse shape.

The former President said, having sat back and “I’m set and very ready to build Ghana we want together with you.”

John Mahama acknowledged Ghana has always had some citizens travel abroad for greener pastures, however, he the exodus as a result of the current economic conditions is profound.

According to him, the present state and its effect on people trouble him a lot, adding that at every wrong turn by the government, he has proffered solutions and alternatives due to his experience, but have all been ignored.

John Mahama noted that there is a growing gap between the people of Ghana and the political class, a situation which calls for a change of leadership.

” Of course, I know how to deliver the badly needed change, because over the last four years, I have continued to study our problems, continued to listen to every one of you, a variety of scholars and experts, and I am ready and able to be the kind of leaders Ghanaians want,” he said.

He said it is no longer pleasant considering the situation in which Ghanaians find themselves to sit on the fence and profer solutions which are mostly ignored.

The former President said it is why he has humbly presented himself to serve the people of Ghana.

The Coalition of Regional Chairmen of the NDC and some  MPs also endorsed the candidature of John Mahama and pledged their unflinching support.

Right from Ho, the former President and his campaign team headed to the Hohoe constituency also in the Volta region to continue his campaign.

The constituency was snatched from the NDC by NPP’s John Peter Amewu in the 2020 elections, against this backdrop, they have been putting every measure in place to reclaim the seat.

The party has set Saturday, May 13, for presidential and parliamentary primaries to elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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