The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has debunked claims that he has the ambition to contest former President John Mahama for the flagbearership of the party in 2024.
According to him, he has no intention to challenge the former President in any contest in the party, “I have no desire to challenge His Excellency John Dramani Mahama either today or tomorrow for the flagbearership of our great party”.
A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko in a post on social media said Mr Ampofo is seeking to contest Mr Mahama for the NDC flagbearership in the next four years.
But in a post on his Facebook wall on Monday (January 18, 2021), Mr Ampofo said “Gabby Asare Otchere is a political vulture noted for falsity and fudge: Disregard his claims with vulgar impunity: The gentleman has lost touch with reality, he’s only living at the edges of his own fantasies! Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo remains focused “
He stressed that “At the moment, together with the leadership of the party, I am focused entirely on throwing my fullest support behind His Excellency John Dramani Mahama in the presidential election petition that is being litigated in the Supreme Court. It is of the utmost importance that I spare no effort whatsoever in doing whatever is necessary to prosecute the petition to its logical conclusion.
President Mahama is currently in court challenging the results of the 2020 polls which saw Mr. Akufo-Addo emerging victorious.
Mr Ampofo said, “The times we are in demand that we deploy all our energies in order to ensure that the rigging that characterized the last presidential election is exposed and God-willing, the opportunity is granted to the voters once again to choose the right and proper person to steer the affairs of our beloved country, Ghana’.
“I call on the teeming supporters and sympathizers of the great NDC to treat the effusions of the unruly cousin of the President with contempt. There is no truth whatsoever in it,” he further stated.
Below the statement: