Newly elected leader of the opposition National Democrastiv Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama has showered praises on Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Mr Kojo Bonsu and Ernest Kobeah who showed interest in contesting him for the flagbearership position of the party.
According to the former president, such relentless efforts by his contenders to challenge him to the post consolidated the internal democratic credentials of the NDC.
Mr Mahama praised the trio while delivering an acceptance speech at the University of Development Studies in Tamale today after his overwhelming victory at the Saturday’s polls.
John Dramani Mahama said, “Let me…acknowledge the contribution of Dr Kwabena Duffuor, former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu and Ernest Kobeah for what they have done towards enhancing the internal democratic systems of our party”.
It would be recalled that the trio put themselves up to challenge Mr Mahama to the flagbearership position of NDC, the largest opposition party in the country.
In March this year, Mr Ernest Kobeah pulled out of the race to lend his support to Mr Mahama after he has submitted his documents to the vetting committee of the party.
Former governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Duffuor and Mr Kojo Bonsu remained in the race until the eleventh our when the former also walked out.
However, Mr Kojo Bonsu who remained committed to giving Mr Mahama a competition only secured 1.1% of the total valid votes cast while Mr Mahama emerged victorious with 98.9%