Former President Mahama has called on President Akufo-Addo to contest as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential candidate in the 2020 polls.
Mr. Mahama, who suggested that President Akufo-Addo is undecided on leading his party in the 2020 polls, called on him to consider running.
Speaking to party delegates in the Nkoranza South constituency during a campaign tour, he said the 2020 polls will be the final decider between him and President Akufo Addo.
“I am begging President Nana Akufo Addo to contest in the next polls. In boxing, the first fight is called the title fight. If you win that fight and your opponent wants another one, it is called a rematch. This is similar to what happened in 2012 when I beat Nana Addo in the polls. In 2016 however, I was defeated. In the 2020 elections, it will be tantamount to a decider in boxing since we have both won the election once, the next poll will determine who the champion really is.”
Mr. Mahama is on a five-day tour of the region to meet with delegates in the constituencies, ahead of the flagbearership elections of the NDC in December.