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I haven’t decided to contest 2024 elections yet – Mahama

The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer for the 2020 general elections, John Dramani Mahama, has stated that he is not likely to run in the upcoming elections.

The former president claims that he has not made up his mind about running as the opposition NDC’s flagbearer.

Mahama stated in an interview with VOA’s Straight Talk Africa that he has not made up his mind to run for flagbearer, but added that it is “good to keep your opponents guessing” as to who will be put up.

“I haven’t,” Mahama responded amid laughter when asked if he has plans to run again in the 2024 elections.

“It’s good to keep your opponents guessing so even if I’m not running, I’m not going to say I’m not running. So a decision will be taken early next year in the first quarter. That’s when we hold our party’s primaries for the presidential candidacy and then we will see,” he added in the interview which aired on Wednesday, October 12.

A former general secretary of the NPP named Kwabena Agyapong recently blasted John Mahama for his criticism of the judiciary.

On October 6, Kwabena Agyepong said in an interview with Accra-based Joy News that he was disappointed by the remarks made by the former president Mahama, particularly given that he had been in charge of the nation’s affairs and should have understood what it meant to support the judiciary.

Kwabenya Agyepong was responding to a query regarding Justice Jones Dotse’s worries that attacks on the judiciary might have contributed to the 1982 grisly murders of three High Court judges.

“What surprised me was the one who really attacked the judges. That’s former President Mahama who I know very well, a good friend of mine. I was surprised because he has been president before. He has occupied the highest seat in government therefore you know what it takes to support the judiciary.

“And so for him to come out and say the kinds of thing that he said, I find it was a downer. It was disappointing. You don’t need to do that. Whatever the shortcomings…I’m not saying the judges are perfect. They are not perfect. All of us are not perfect.

“We the leaders are the ones to provide the maximum support and having been in the seat as Chief Executive of state and the first gentleman of the land, I think he should be the last person to be running down a critical institution like the judiciary,” he said.

According to John Mahama, the judiciary can regain the public’s faith with the appointment of a new Chief Justice.

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