John Mahama is the presidential candidate on the go – another Political Scientist reveals with reasons


Dr. Abdul Jalilu Ateku, a political scientist and professor at the University of Ghana, claims that the upcoming presidential election of the National Democratic Congress poses no significant threat to the victory of former President John Dramani Mahama.

Dr. Ateku anticipated that the internal polls would show a clear victory for the former president.

He said that none of the presidential hopefuls who have said they will run on the National Democratic (NDC) ticket come out stronger than Mr. Mahama.

Some party members, including the Minority caucus, groups, and individuals, have overwhelmingly backed the former President.

Dr. Ateku said on Eyewitness News on Wednesday that the former president is the most popular member of the NDC and stands out from the other candidates for the presidency.

The political scientist pointed out that the NDC is taking advantage of Mr. Mahama’s popularity to back him as the party’s candidate in the elections in 2024.

He claims that none of the other candidates who have expressed interest can defeat Mr. Mahama in the presidential primaries.

Hama is currently the NDC politician with the most support. The NDC knows precisely what they’re looking for right now. They are aware of the tactics they are using. The fact that he is running for office and the support he has received from his party’s minority caucus, groups, and individuals are, in my opinion, not at all surprising.

In my honest opinion, I do not perceive any significant threats to John Mahama’s victory in their internal battle. The lecturer at the University of Ghana predicted, “I have the conviction that it will be a landslide victory for Mahama.”

He stated that allowing Mr. Mahama to win the internal race without opposition would be wrong on the part of the party.

He asserted, “It’s a democracy where you can’t stop people from running for office.”

The party was urged by Dr. Ateku to conduct its presidential and parliamentary elections peacefully.

They ought to conduct the primaries in such a way as to avoid conflict and animosity. They should act in such a way that the election goes off without a hitch, he urged.

Some party members have chosen the nomination forms on behalf of the former president, who has declared his intention to run for president.

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former Finance Minister, and Kojo Bonsu, a former Mayor of Kumasi, have publicly expressed interest in the NDC’s presidential elections.

The NDC opened nominations for its presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.