I haven’t decided whether or not to contest for NDC flagbearership in 2024 – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says he cannot deny or confirm whether he will contest the 2024 presidential elections or not.

He was speaking with the Voice of America in Washington.

Responding to questions on whether he will contest the presidential elections or not, Mr Mahama said his party was yet to decide on who will lead it and that the party, the National Democratic Congress, will elect it’s presidential candidate in the first quarter of 2023.

Mr. Mahama earlier expressed his interest at a recent interview with Ugandan-based NBS television on the party’s preparation towards the 2024 elections among other issues and indicated that his main priority was winning the elections in 2024 but if someone else was chosen he would accept that.

“The main priority is winning the elections in 2024, but if the party decides that I or someone else should stand, it will all be fine with me so that together in peace, unity, harmony and cohesion the NDC will return to power in 2025,” the former president postulated.

With the NDC expected to elect its flagbearer for the 2024 elections in November this year, in accordance with the roadmap for its internal elections, one name that has popped up is Dr Kwabena Duffour, the former Minister of Finance, who is reportedly prepared to contest the position of the flag bearer with former President Mahama.