“Constitutional governance is still best. It allows us to peacefully change our leaders if we believe they are not working in the interest of the people,” former President John Dramani Mahama has stated.
In a social media post on Sunday, counting down to Election 2024 in what he described as “483 days to go for the verdict of the people,” Mr Mahama appeared to have made references to military take overs in some West African countries in recent times.
He wrote, “Constitutional governance is still best. It allows us to peacefully change our leaders if we believe they are not working in the interest of the people! 483 days to go for the verdict of the people.”
Mr. Mahama, who led Ghana as President from July 24, 2012 to January 6, 2013 for the unexpired term of President J.E.A. Mills following his demise, and was elected to lead from January 7, 2013 to January 6, 2017 is seeking re-election on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The governing New Patriotic Party is seeking a third term in office having governed from January 2017 to January 6, 2021 for a first term led by President Akufo-Addo and currently completing a second term which ends January 6, 2025.
The NPP is going to conference on November 4, 2023 to elect a flagbearer who will face off with Mr Mahama who has already been selected by the NDC to contest as president on the party’s ticket.
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