An angry footsoldier of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yakubu Tony Aidoo has indicated that former President John Dramani Mahama will have no option than to contest in the 2020 elections.

According to him, the party with former President Mahama as its leader will be poised and more organised for the 2020 elections.

Yakubu again stated that, Mr. Mahama’s contributions to the NDC will be an exercise in futility if he decides not to lead the opposition party.

“We the youth in the Ashanti Region will not vote if Mahama fails to contest the election. We will face him boot for boot; in fact, we will haunt him till he gives up and contest. He shouldn’t dare tell us that he won’t contest. JM must come back whether he likes it or not.

“Even if his wife (Lordina) intervenes, we won’t allow her too. She shouldn’t try to convince him at all because we need Mahama” he said on Accra-based Okay FM.

The NDC is currently in a fix as to whether former president John Dramani Mahama is the best bet for the party in 2020 after losing the 2016 elections to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Whereas some people in the party want a comeback of the Mahama-led administration, other elements in the party want a long rest and vacation for the former President.  Names like Former Ministers of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah; Employment and Labor Relations, Haruna Iddrisu; Roads and Highways; Inusah Fuseini; Education, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang; Foreign Affairs, Hannah Serwah Tetteh; Trade and Industry; Dr Ekow Spio Gabrah; Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, former Minister of State and Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations, are all reported interested in leading the NDC into the 2020 elections.

But Yakubu Tony Aidoo is of the view that the Ex- President is the party’s best bet and advised those lacing their boots to disregard their dreams of becoming NDC’s Presidential candidate for the NDC in 2020.

“Those who are dreaming of becoming presidents should just stop dreaming because I think they are having such dreams because they are suffering from strange diseases. We won’t allow their dreams to come true. No Mahama, no vote” he chanted.

Listen to Yakubu Tony Aidoo