in the 2020 general election, bringing an end to months of speculations.
Mr. Mahama of the National Democratic Congress lost his seat to President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party in the keenly contested 2016 polls.
The former President said he intended to regain the country’s top job in order to rescue the country from dwindling economic fortunes and position it on the trajectory of prosperity and development
“Our collective victory in 2020 will end the increasing hardships, expand the base of our economy, create more sustainable jobs, ensure shared prosperity for all and pursue good governance, including peace, unity and security,” Mahama declared in a recorded video message.
The former president made his intention to contest official, following the presentation of his letter of intent at the party’s headquarters in Accra, on Thursday.
The NDC is expected to choose its presidential candidate on December 7, this year. Not less than five persons have declared interest to lead the main opposition party to the 2020 ballot.
Some of Mahama’s rival for the ticket are former Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Dr. Alban Bagbin, a Member of Parliament and a former Vice-chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Professor Joshua Alabi.
via: INFORMATION NIGERIA