Sunday, 03 March

NDC polls: It'll be 99.9% for Mahama – Alabi dismisses Duffuor's 'blatant irregularities' claims

NDC flag bearer aspirant and former President John Mahama’s campaign manager Joshua Alabi

Former President John Mahama will win the ongoing presidential primary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) by almost 100 per cent votes, his campaign manager Joshua Alabi has predicted.

Prof Alabi, a former UPSA Vice Chancellor who once ran against Mr Mahama in the last primaries, made the prediction while touring the voting centre at the Zenith University College, where the La Dadekotopon Constituency primaries of the NDC is ongoing.

“My expectation is for His Excellency John Mahama to make above what he made in the previous election; which is above 85%, closing to 99.9%,” Prof Alabi said.

Mr Mahama is running against former Kumasi mayor Kojo Bonsu.

A third aspirant, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, pulled out of the race at the last minute citing "blatant irregularities".

Prof Alabi, however, disagreed with the concerns of the former governor of the Bank of Ghana.


'Duffuor's boycott won't change my landslide vicory; many delegates don't even know he's quit' – Mahama

Meanwhile, Mr Mahama has said the boycott of the primaries by Dr Duffuor will not change the expected outcome of the election.

After casting his vote at Bole Bamboi in the Northern Region, Mr Mahama said he is expecting a landslide victory.

“We had expected to win by a landslide already and his [Dr Kwabena Duffuor’s] withdrawal at the last minute, does not change anything", Mr Mahama told journalists.

He said the "result is still going to be what it is."

"It will be overwhelming," he stressed.

"It will be a landslide," he reiterated. 

According to hum, "many delegates are unaware that he [Dr Duffuor] has withdrawn, therefore, we are just looking forward to our win", the former president said.

Mr Mahama noted: "The eyes are on the prize, which is the 2024 elections, and we will leave no stone unturned to win that."