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C/R TOUR: Mahama finally reveals why NDC lost 2016 election

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Former President John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has stated that the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) defeat in the 2016 election was an act of God.

According to John Mahama, the NDC’s defeat gave Ghanaians an opportunity to compare the performance of the erstwhile government with the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

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“Sometimes we set our hearts on something but God will not give it to you; but whatever God does is good because it was God who made us lose the election”, the former President stated while on the tour to the Central Region on Wednesday.
“We have faith that Ghanaians have both tasted water and alcohol so they know which one is appropriate. I have faith we will be victorious in the 2020 election”, said the former President said in the Central Region where he officially launched his campaign for the NDC’s flagbearership race”.

Speaking to NDC party faithful in the Awutu Senya Constituency, former President Mahama said the party has learnt its lessons and will ensure that campaign funds are not diverted.

“I have noted all our mistakes. We realized campaign funds were diverted, but we have learnt our lessons. We will ensure campaign funds go through the right channel to get the campaign done. In 2020, we must rise up and be vigilant. I am confident that at the end of the polls, NDC will be declared winner”.

The former President encouraged his supporters to engage in a decent campaign ahead of the election.

“Let’s all contest because we all have the same aim, but let us allow party supporters to elect who they wish. As our aim is one, it will be unnecessary to verbally attack one another because we support different aspirants. After that, both winners and losers will unite to contest election 2020. My other brothers will also come to you. When they do, listen to them quietly and see what they can also do. As for who is good enough to lead the NDC, we will find out on that day” he noted.

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