The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has confirmed that former President John Dramani Mahama is not the leader of the NDC, a party which is currently in difficult times.
He said at the moment that there is no flagbearer, the National Chairman automatically becomes the leader of the party.
Last week, suspended member of the party, Samuel Koku Anyidoho said John Mahama is no longer leader of the party. He said Mahama hand over to the national chairman of the party. This sparked debates as to whether Mahama or Ofosu Ampofo is the leader of the party.
Speaking on Accra-based Ahotor FM on Thursday, March 11, 2021, Mr. Ampofo seems to have settled the debate when he said: “…yes, the national chairman becomes the leader of the party when we don’t have a flagbearer and we’re not going into an election.”
His comment suggests that John Mahama was the leader of the party when he was elected the flagbearer of the party for the 2020 presidential election. That however, is no more the case since elections are over.
Mr. Ampofo was however quick to add that John Mahama is still very important in the party.
“But John Mahama is very key. …The’s the only living (sic) president we have in our party is John Mahama. He’s our immediate past flagbearer of our party. …John Mahama is relevant to the party today and tomorrow,” he indicated.