A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Sika, has advised persons in the Volta Region claiming to be benefactors of the party to desist from making unguarded statements and utterances to discredit former President John Dramamni Mahama for his intention to contest the flagbearership of the party.

This, Mr. Sika said, is an insult to the intelligence and integrity of thousands of faithful, committed and developed members of the party from the region as well as the entire constituents.

According to him, most of these persons including some of the aspirants, if they are current in the present political dispensation in the NDC and the country at large and with little research, would know the feelings and aspirations of Ghanaians as to who is suitable and capable to salvage the NDC and Ghana out of its present economic hardship, mess and misguided policies of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia led NPP administration (government).

He advised some of the members of the NDC who are out of tune with the party in the region to desist from making unguarded statements.

“As it is now President John Mahama stands taller than any of the aspirants.

This is why we in the Volta Region are rooting for him hence they must be decorous and come together and rally around him to lead the NDC to victory 2020.”

Commenting on his attributes, Mr. George Sika said President Mahama will inculcate in Ghanaians a sense of patriotism, self belief and commitment to a one Ghana agenda.

According to him, Mr. Mahama owes a duty to God and the country to take the NDC to victory in 2020; to write the wrongs of the past and offer visionary leadership driven by commitment to create opportunity for all and not just a few.

Mr. Sika stressed that he (Mahama) would offer truthful and transparent, selfless, unifying and dedicated service to the NDC and the good people of Ghana.

Recently the World Bank, boss Jim Yong Kim also endorsed former President Mahama’s leadership and is optimistic that Ghana could soon reclaim its status as one of the economic giants in the West African Sub-region.

He told Joy Business’ George Wiafe that President Mahama’s knowledge of the challenges facing the country was a sign that the country’s difficult days would soon be over.

“He (Mahama) is very much aware of the kinds of structural reforms that he needs to undertake in order to get Ghana back on a much more vigorous growth path. The World Bank President mentions that President Mahama now understands the full dynamics and nature of the challenges ahead.

By Vandyck Asante, Ho


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