FORMER President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama yesterday took his campaign to become the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to a new height by surprisingly, dinning with the party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) in a bid to woo their votes.
As the party prepares to go to Congress this year to elect a new flagbearer that will lead them in the 2020 general election, Mr Mahama is leaving no stone unturned to woo the support of delegates who are strategically positioned to outwit his contenders.
The DAILY HERITAGE gathered that though the President had been meeting the Minority NDC Caucus at undisclosed locations in the country in a bid to seek their support for his third term bid to lead the party, Thursday’s encounter was very strategic.
Mr Mahama, according to inside sources, planned to have lunch with the NDC MPs in their own ‘backyard’ to signify and portray to the world the support he has from the lawmakers despite one of their own, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, declaring his intention to contest the flagbearership race of the party.
Mr Mahama, moments after the delivery of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s message on the State of the Nation stormed the MPs Coffee Shop (cafeteria) and just when journalists gathered to interview him on his observations about the State of the National Address, e surprisingly swerved all.
Instead, he dined with the NDC lawmakers with the cameras zoomed on them.
Among the NDC MPs that enjoyed the lunch with the former President were Hon. Inusah Fuseini, Hon. Dominic Ayini, Hon. Laadi Ayii Ayamba, and Hon. Helen Adjoa Ntoso among others.
The President was accompanied by the former Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah.