Ghana: ‘I’ve been tried and tested’, says Mahama at 2024 campaign launch

By Kent Mensah

Posted on Monday, 6 March 2023 12:13
File photo of former Ghanaian president John Mahama, who is vying for Ghana's top job in 2024. (Amuzujoe/CC/Wikimedia Commons)

The long-expected declaration came at the beginning of March - former Ghanaian president John Mahama made his open secret an official statement by announcing he his throwing his hat into the presidential ring.

“I have officially joined the race to contest for the flagbearer slot of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2024 elections, which I consider to be the most important and defining poll of our time,” Mahama told a packed auditorium of jubilant party bigwigs and animated supporters gathered in the stronghold of the party, Volta Region – 159-km drive from the capital, Accra.

Having lost the two previous elections (2016 and 2020) to incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, the 64-year-old said he reflected for months before putting himself up again to lead the largest opposition party in the West African country.