Former Ayawaso West Wuogon National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant Fred Nuamah says he has been appointed member of NDC flagbearer John Mahama’s campaign team ahead of the 2024 election.
Mr Nuamah disclosed this in an interview following his decision to withdraw from contesting against his colleague John Dumelo for the Ayawaso West parliamentary seat.
Although he did not emphatically state what role he would play in the campaign, he said the move informed his decision to withdraw from the contest against Mr Dumelo.
“What lies ahead of us is bigger, and the withdrawal is in the party’s interest. Mr Mahama invited me to help with his national campaign team, and as a dedicated member of the NDC, I prioritize the party’s unity and his excellency’s project aimed at rescuing our country, but nobody should think I was coerced to bow out,” he said.
Despite his initial determination to contest the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat at all costs, Mr Nuamah stated that being a parliamentary candidate is not mandatory and that he can also serve his people and the NDC without going to parliament.
“I believe working on Mahama’s team is far better,” he added.
The politician cum actor, in a letter to the party’s General Secretary on August 7, 2023, said he made the personal decision to withdraw from the race after having an extensive consultation with key stakeholders.
“I am writing to formally notify the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NDC about my decision to withdraw from the Ayawaso West-Wuogon NDC parliamentary primaries. This decision was personal and was made after extensive consultations with key stakeholders, without any external influence”, excerpts of the letter stated.
Fred Nuamah believes that the NDC must present a unified front for the 2024 general elections hence the decision.