The Johns have run their race, and it is now time for the Mahamas, the flagbearer of the People’s National Convention has said.
Speaking at the Presidential Debate organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on Wednesday, Dr Edward Mahama pleaded with Ghanaians to give him a chance at this year’s elections.
He said he had already been ordained by God to lead the country to economic independence and progress.
“In 1996 you gave it to JJ Rawlings, 2000 you gave it to Kufuor. I’m the one of that class waiting to be made president in this time. The Johns have run their race. Jerry John Rawlings gave to John Agyekum Kufuor. John Agyekum Kufuor gave to John Atta Mills. John Atta Mills gave to John Mahama. The Johns have run their race; their time is over. It’s now the time of the Mahamas. So NDC Mahama goes, PNC Mahama comes. God has ordained this already,” he said.
Candidates who participated in the Presidential Debate were; John Dramani Mahama of the NDC, Ivor Greenstreet of the CPP, Dr. Edward Mahama of the PNC, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom of the PPP, and Independent presidential candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah.
The flagbearer of the largest opposition party Nana Akufo-Addo NPP and National Democratic Party (NDP)’s Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings were, however, missing in action.
The debate was held at the Banquet Hall of the State House and was moderated by Dan Afari Yeboah of “What do You Know” fame and Mrs. Selikem Acolatse Apaloo