Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has endorsed former President John Mahama for the 2024 flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In an interview on Accra-based Citi TV, Hon. Iddrisu who is also MP for Tamale South said he was looking forward to seeing Mr. Mahama return to the Jubilee House, rallying people with similar expectations to put their shoulders to the wheel.
“It is not about running to take photographs with him thinking that is how you are contributing to the success of the NDC, I don’t think going to take pictures with him means he has won. I think we should go back to our roots as NDC with operation wins your ballot box”, he said.
Hon. Haruna Iddrisu also reiterated former President Mahama’s vow that the NDC would not allow the 2024 election to be stolen just like the 2020 election again.
“The NDC will call for greater transparency, especially at the collation of the results. Zero-tolerance for 2024 will be our declaration, and we will police the ballot. I always say that for persons who love President Mahama and want his return just as I want, go to your polling station and make sure he wins. Nothing more. If he wins at the 33,000 polling stations, he will be the next President of the Republic.”
The endorsement comes even though the NDC has not started on a roadmap to electing a new flagbearer yet.
And Hon. Haruna Iddrisu is one of the prominent members of the NDC who could be expected to contest for the presidential ticket of the NDC. As Minority Leader in a parliament where the NDC has a strong footing, the Minority is a leader of the NDC in some ways.
Meanwhile, vibes from within the party indicate a high expectation for former President Mahama to lead the party into the 2024 elections again.
It is widely believed that John Mahama won the 2020 elections but Akufo-Addo reportedly used state machinery, including a pliant electoral commission, military and Police brutalities to steal the vote.
Mr. Mahama has vowed that 2024 will be, “do or die.”