Mahama Will Contest 2016 Unopposed—Ade Coker

Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ade Coker has declared that President John Mahama will contest the party’s ticket as candidate for the 2016 general elections unopposed.

Lobbying for key positions within the two main political parties started with the end of the election petition case.

In the New Patriotic Party (NPP), some are campaigning for Nana Akufo-Addo’s 2016 Presidential bid while Mr. Ade Coker is equally asking all NDC Presidential hopefuls to reassess their ambitions.

He described as needless attempts by some people to start creating divisions within the NDC over who leads the party in 2016.

He suggested that such persons should rather rally their support behind President Mahama to consolidate political power in 2016.

In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Coker recalled the internal wrangling between supporters of the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings and that of the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

he said: ‘We in the NDC had the unfortunate situation of having the sitting President contested and we all appreciate what we went through; the party was divided on the lines of FONKAR games and Atta Mills’s games and all those things affected us in focusing on the actual job that we were expected to do.’

He described that situation as unfortunate and insisted that history should not repeat itself, hence the need for President John Mahama to lead the NDC in 2016.

The NDC Greater Accra regional Chairman is convinced that giving President Mahama another chance in 2016 will enable him complete the Better Ghana agenda.

‘As a party we should rather bring all our energies together to ensure that the sitting President gets the peace of mind to deliver the Better Ghana agenda because it is by delivering the Better Ghana agenda that will enable us to be re-elected.’

Mr. Coker emphasized that, ‘anybody in the party who has anything to offer must get on board; let us pursue the Better Ghana agenda and at the appropriate time when the President’s turn is over and people recognize your contributions, then you can also come forward.’

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