Former Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has urged his party members not to panic over the return of former President Mahama.
The former President sent a high powered delegation to inform the National Executive Committee of the NDC about his intention on Thursday, 23rd August 2018.
Reacting to the announcement, however, Mr Obiri-Boahen said Mr Mahama staging a comeback is not a political threat to the NPP adding that it is a cause for joy for Akufo-Addo and the NPP.
“NPP shouldn’t panic or shake at all because Mahama is coming back. The NPP as a party with Nana Addo is doing well, honestly. There may be one or two mistakes somewhere because it is a human institution. Now that Mahama is coming as NDC flag bearer, I don’t think that the NPP should be distracted at all,” he said on Accra-based Okay FM, monitored by Adomonline.com.
Mahama, formally declaring his intentions to contest said: “In coming to this firm decision, I have pondered deeply and soberly on the socio-economic and political landscape of our country today vis-à-vis the clear path we have started to build, aimed at positioning Ghana as a true middle-income country by modernising our dilapidated social and economic infrastructure and gradually inculcating in the Ghanaian, a sense of patriotism, self-belief and commitment to a one-Ghana agendum.”
“I have taken into consideration, the groundswell of support, the never-ending calls and encouragement from a large section of our party elders, members of our party, supporters and Ghanaians, from diverse backgrounds”, he added.