Former president John Dramani Mahama has profoundly accepted to be the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress and lead the party into the 2024 elections.
He has also expressed his gratitude to the delegates for an overwhelming endorsement at the Saturday polls, which saw him emerged victorious with a landslide percentage of 98.9%.
His Excellency the former president showed an appreciation to his party men and women during his acceptance speech in Tamale following his victory on Saturday.
“I accept this onerous responsibility placed on my shoulders with absolute humility and a deep sense of respect for the tough tasks that lie ahead in Resetting our beloved nation Ghana to one that allows us to regain our lost glory.”
“Thank you for your vote of confidence and for your unshaken conviction that I am the most suitable person with the experience and the vision to lead our party, the NDC, to victory in 2024.
“To you the kingmakers of the NDC, I say thank you for electing me with an overwhelming and unequivocal 297,603 votes, which is 98.9% of the total valid votes cast,” he said.
The victory, he said, was not just about him, but about the people and the creation of a society that allowed the Ghanaian citizens to live a decent and dignified life.
He added that it would be about expanding access to health care so that mothers would not lose their lives carrying out their biological duty of procreation.
Mr Mahama emphasised that it would be about the little children whose promising future was cut short because of a dangerous boat crossing in search of education.
“It is also about managing our economy and finances in a manner that does not require the appropriation of the life-time investments of our retired senior citizens and the middle class,” he stressed.
He further pledged to lead the NDC to a resounding victory in December 2024 and charged the party to support him to make the desired win a reality to enable the party build a prosperous Ghana.