Former President John Dramani Mahama has formally declared his intention to run for President on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the 2024 general election (NDC).
Mr. Mahama made the formal announcement on Tuesday during a meeting with the Minority Caucus at his Cantonment office.
John Dramani has received unanimous support from all NDC MPs in Parliament.
Former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, former NDC Campaign Manager for the 2020 general elections Professor Joshua Alabi, and former Information Minister Kofi Totobi Quakyi were all present at the meeting.
The former President is expected to make a public statement in the coming days.
On Monday, the leaders of four unions – the Motor Riders Union, the True Drivers Union, the Concerned Drivers Union, and the Abossey Okai Spare-part Dealers Association – petitioned John Dramani Mahama to run for President.
If elected, John Dramani Mahama, in the opinion of the unions, will be the best person to address the country’s current economic problems.
Presenting the petition to the former President’s office, Setsofia Quashie, Public Relations Officer of the Motor Riders Association, stated that Ghanaians want a change in administration that will result in economic transformation.
The Greater Accra Regional Chairmen of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had previously declared their support and endorsement for former President John Dramani Mahama, should he decide to run in the party’s presidential primaries.
During a courtesy call on Mr. Mahama, the Greater Accra Chairmen Caucus asked him to lead the party to the 2024 election.
According to the 33 chairmen, only President John Mahama can lead and win the NDC elections in 2024.
The caucus, led by Dome Kwabenya Chairman, Isaac Lamptey, also promised that they will raise and pay the filing fee of GH¢500,000 for Mr. Mahama to contest the NDC primaries.
NDC youth in the Volta Region also want John Dramani Mahama to run unopposed for the party’s flagbearership ahead of the elections.
According to the group, “there is no need for flagbearer elections, but instead, the party should directly endorse the former president as the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 presidential elections.”