Former president JJ Rawlings has given Mr. John Mahama thumbs up for winning the presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress.
Mahama polled a whopping 213,487 votes representing 95.23% of the total votes cast to beat the six other contestants to lead the largest opposition party in the 2020 general elections.
“My congratulations to former President J. D. Mahama on his election as the presidential candidate of the NDC,” Rawlings said in a congratulatory message.
The former military leader rallied all including the candidates who lost to join forces and to unite for a common cause.
“My congratulations also go to all the other candidates for the dignified manner they conducted themselves throughout the process and for accepting the results in a mature and good-natured manner.
“While congratulating ourselves as a party for a relatively smooth process, we have to remember that this is only the first step of the task to convince the larger Ghanaian electorate.
“I urge the candidate, the party leadership and all the grassroots to work together to re-embrace the NDC’s core principles in a bid to carve a positive message and image for the party,” the statement added.