Don’t leave when you lose – Mahama to NDC aspirants
President John Mahama has appealed to parliamentary aspirants in the National Democratic Congress not to leave the party should they lose in the November 7 primaries.
He said the NDC stands a better chance of retaining power in 2016 if the party is united after the primaries.
Speaking to Parliamentary aspirants in the Western Region on Sunday, President Mahama said victory in 2016 must be the ultimate aim of all party members hence his appeal.
“Everybody who is vetted and accepted will have the opportunity to campaign and you will go round and convince the people to vote for you. At the end of the process, only one person can emerge. The Constitution of Ghana says there shall be one parliamentarian for each constituency. If it said, two or three we will push all of you through but it said one. So when they vote, they will select only one and when they had selected that one, please for heaven’s sake, those who are contesting, if you lose, please come around and support the one who won,” he said.
The President further admonished the aspirants saying “…if you show faith and you come around and support the winner, the next time if you also win, everybody will come around and support you, it’s God who chooses leaders.”
President John Mahama is currently on a two-day visit to the Region ahead of the NDCs November 7th Presidential and Parliamentary Primaries.