A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who was seeking to lead the party in the 2020 election, Stephen Atubiga, has said former President John Mahama has now become an ‘object of worship’ due to the poor performance of the Akufo-led administration.
According to him, his major reason for withdrawing from the flagbearer race was to support Mr. Mahama because Ghanaians are rallying behind the former president and cannot wait to see the exit of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Bad governance of the NPP has made JDM a god every Ghanaian is worshipping today. In my lengthy discussion with Mr. Mahama, I can confidently say that his vision matches mine. He gave me an assurance of pulling the party along, building party offices in the constituencies, creating jobs and empowering the youth.”
Mr. Atubiga whilst announcing his withdrawal also singled out Mr. Mahama for what he said was his exceptional abilities to give the party victory.
“I believe all aspirants have what it takes to lead this country, but having to listen to them all, John Mahama is the only one who can give us victory. JDM stands tall as far as the people’s choice is concerned. The era where money meant for party works were hoarded by some person is one of the things he has promised to annihilate as far as our party is concerned. When it comes to logistics and mobilization for our party, JDM stands tall,” he said.