Politics

NDC 2020: Mahama’s past an ‘advantage and disadvantage’ – Lawyer


NDC presidential candidate John Mahama has a lot to lose if he doesn’t advance in the primaries leading up to the 2020 elections, says Kofi Abotsi, Managing Partner of Axis Legal.

On Joy News’ Newsfile Saturday, Abotsi explained that Mahama’s 10-point margin loss to President Akufo-Addo in 2016 could mean he will struggle to clinch the 2020 presidency. But he has an advantage.

“It will be very easy to market himself, but he needs to do a lot to bridge the fact that he lost by 10 points,” the Dean of the GIMPA Law School said.

The key to winning the NDC primary, he said, lies solely on the gravitas of the candidate. Ghanaians need to see that the winning candidate will deliver on his promise to improve the nation, he added.

But the very thing that makes Mahama enticing to the NDC could also backfire, Abotsi continued.

“Former president Mahama left [office] with a deficit. Given his legacy and the fact that he lost, is a political reality and misfortune for him.”