Former President Jerry John Rawlings has once again given the strongest indication that President John Dramani Mahama is ?capable of winning the elections in his own right.?
Speaking in a brief interview with Citi News, ex-President Rawlings said incumbency gives President Mahama an ?advantage?.
The former leader was making his first public pronouncement after accompanying his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, to the National Democratic Party (NDP) congress over the weekend, where she was acclaimed as its flagbearer.
Rawlings admitted that ?in spite of that huge and heavy turnout [at the NDP congress], I believe John is capable of winning an election in his own right. Besides, he has the additional advantage of being in government.?
?In the meantime, someone in this country has to show enough respect and pay our political debts to the women of Ghana,? he added.
A few weeks ago, Rawlings, who happens to be the founder of the NDC, told the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, ?The emergence of John Mahama has also added a spark to the governing party and therefore reduced the old fear and anxiety; in other words, he has brought on board possibility of also winning the election.?
Source Citi News Ghana