Mahama grateful for NDC’s trust in him as flagbearer, former president John Dramani Mahama has expressed his gratitude to the delegates and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for choosing him as the flagbearer of the party for the 2024 general elections.
In a live broadcast on his Facebook page, Mr. Mahama thanked his challengers and urged for unity among the winners and losers of the parliamentary primaries to work together to defeat the New Patriotic Party.
Mr. Mahama will give his official victory speech at the University for Development Studies in Tamale on Monday, May 15.
The former president won 98.9 percent of the votes at the NDC’s primaries held over the weekend.
He faced Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and Kojo Bonsu in the race until the former withdrew a few hours before the Saturday, May 13 primaries.
Below is Mahama’s full speech
I am grateful for the overwhelming trust that the party has placed in me. I thank God for granting us this victory. It is only by God’s special grace that we traveled across the country for all these days, weeks, and months without any casualties.
I appreciate the delegates of our party for their warm reception, active engagement, and participation during my tour. You showed your wisdom and commitment by voting in large numbers in our party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
I also appreciate Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and Mr. Kojo Bonsu for their competition. I thank Mr. Ernest Kobia who withdrew to support me in this race. Their participation in this primary has strengthened our party’s reputation as the most democratic political tradition in our beloved Ghana.
Let us respect our differences but let us keep our common goal of leading Ghana out of the current crisis that we face. I also call for collaboration among our elected parliamentary candidates and their respective aspirants and supporters in all the constituencies across the country. Our party is the winner because there are no individual winners and losers in this internal contest.
I thank my campaign and operational team for conducting a clean campaign. I thank our donors and financiers for your support and I thank the media for spreading our message and all our religious and traditional leaders who prayed for us for the peace and success we have achieved today.
On Monday, at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, I will join a large number of the rank and file of the NDC and Ghanaians in general to deliver my formal acceptance speech. I will see you in Tamale and may God bless us all and thank you for your kind attention.