Kojo Yankah, Former minister of state and founder of the African University College of Communications, has called on Flagbearer hopeful of the NDC, John Mahama, to rethink his decision to contest for Presidency for a second term
Referencing America's Jimmy Carter, he stressed, "America's Jimmy Carter, who was in office for only one term, served the world and humanity much better when he was out of office."
Former President Mahama has officially declared his intentions to contest on the ticket on the National Democratic Congress as the flagbearer in their upcoming presidential primaries.
In his declaration video, he noted he owes a duty to the development of Ghana, and to end the 'cries' of the people. He added The 2020 election presents the NDC with a great opportunity to offer another visionary leadership driven by a commitment to creating opportunities for the Ghanaian People.
Read the full statement below:
HE John Dramani Mahama on my mind.
Dear John, l have admired you for a very long time as you know. You are a very affable, intelligent, and courteous person. Your humility and sense of service contributed to your rise to leadership at various levels culminating in God putting you in charge of the helm of affairs in this beautiful country. You lost an election and you accepted the results and thanked God accordingly.
To the best of my knowledge, you performed to the best of your ability with the team, message and strategies you brought on board. From my knowledge of history, no leader of any country has been able to solve all the problems of that country. Even more inspiring for me, America's Jimmy Carter, who was in office for only one term, served the world and humanity much better when he was out of office.
John, my humble request is for you to give a second thought to your decision. If l am too late in coming, or if you have heard my reasoning before, l wish you well. Definitely, you may hear other voices more compelling than mine. May the Good Lord guide your paths.