Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has indicated that the campaign of former president John Dramani Mahama to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the 2020 elections lacks focus.
According to him, instead of focusing on wooing the party’s delegates to vote him, Mr. Mahama is rather fixated at talking about national issues saying ‘’I am surprised that Mr. Mahama is not focusing on delegates alone. I can see what he is doing, you know he is clearly their favourite, he will win hands down and I will be shocked if he loses this thing. The focus should be on delegates. In Mr. Mahama’s case you see, because of who he’s been before, he is launching national issues because none of his competitors really has the same level of clout but you see if he is not careful, his campaign will suffer premature ejaculation before he wins the primaries. This is because he launched national issues so he’s being contested by his opponents not just the internal opponents, but the external opponents are already dealing with him on all those issues. He would win the primaries alright, he will become the flagbearer, by that time I am sure perhaps the campaign would have begast, he would have been muscled so badly, and I am not talking if insults, I am talking of people check-mating the things he’s putting out there and debasing them using facts. So I am surprised, there is a little bit of lack of focus.’’ He averred.
According Mr. Baako, one thing that is also working against Mr. Mahama is his opponent’s argument that he will be a one term president should he win the party’s primaries and eventually win the general elections, explaining that such opponents do not see that as good for the party.
He said most of them are looking at a candidate that is eligible to run two terms.