Calls by some leading lights of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, on former President John Dramani Mahama to lead the party as its candidate in the 2020 presidential election has been described as premature and undemocratic by the Member of Parliament representing Wa West in the Upper West Region, Joseph Yileh Chireh.
It would be recalled that there had been calls for former President Mahama to brace up for the race in 2020, but his family has come out to say the former President had been advised to forget running in the next election.
However, Hon. Chireh insists calls on the former President to contest in 2020 should be suspended until the Kwesi Botchwey-led committee tasked to investigate the party’s defeat in the 2016 elections completes its work.
“I think that since the party has gone through this troubling experience of defeat, it is only proper that we all keep our eyes open, wait for the report that has been commissioned by the party hierarchy to bring out the causes,” the MP said.
The MP also warned members of NDC to stop publicly voicing their preferred candidate for the 2020 election, saying that could destroyed the link should hold members of the party together.