Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo and Aspirant in the National Democratic Congress(NDC) Presidential race , Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Gbagbin has described the party’s poor showing in the last election to the quality of its presidential candidate , John Dramani Mahama.
The former president , he explains was not thoroughly bred for the Presidential position making him lack some critical ingredients that would have made him perform well when he had the opportunity to lead the country .
Mr Mahama, he said was for instance not well groomed into the role as he should have been allowed to spend more time in Parliament to understand governance better but certain eventualities had to push the party to rush him unto the Presidential ticket both us running mate to the late Mills and then by default as presidential candidate.
Mr. Gbagbin added that he however played a significant role in remedying the deficiencies in the former president.
Speaking during his tour of the Central Region, he insists that he is the best person for the NDC presidential ticket as he is not only mature for the job but has the requisite experience towering the the other contestants in the race.
“It was under his leadership that the NDC was that humiliated in the 2016 election and so he has a baggage to carry…and it was through me that he was able to climb up and he is aware the kind of contribution I did to mould him to get to that state.
“I must say that maybe we had to rush him into that leadership position. He hadn’t had enough opportunity to mature before getting the presidency.”