A communication team Member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper East Region Francis Adingo, has mounted a spirited defence for Members of Parliament and some executives who have gone publicly endorsing former President John Mahama to lead the NDC into the 2020 general elections.
Following the collection of a registration form on his behalf to run in the upcoming NDC flagbearer election, some NDC MPs and regional chairmen publicly endorsed the former president, John Mahama, as the opposition NDC opened nominations for its presidential and parliamentary elections yesterday. While this was going on, some Ghanaians, including NPP members in power, criticised it for its hasty support of one candidate when others had expressed interest in running in the presidential primary.
But speaking to A1 Radio on Day Break Upper East show Mr. Francis Adingo said all party members including the MPs and the executives who are throwing their support to the former President have done nothing wrong.
“It is about opinion and choices and that is just all I like red you and like white. So I don’t think that they have gone against any of the rules of our party to openly support a candidate as a member of Parliament or as a regional chairman or whatever. But at the end of the day, as my boss was telling you this morning, why do you go into a contest when you know that you are not even going to get 0.1 percent? “When we began this election at the branch level, Mahama had not scored less than 95 percent before his people’s love,” he said.
According to Adingo, the NDC is a democratic party in which anyone, including qualified individuals, is allowed to run; thus, former President Mahama is the right man for the job right now.