Former President John Dramani Mahama is confident of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) ability to “bounce back” to power in the next election.
The NDC switched positions with main rivals the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a result of the outcome of the 2016 general election where candidate Mahama only managed 44% of the valid votes cast to eventual winner Nana Akufo-Addo’s 53%.
The main opposition party has since the December 7 election instituted a 13-member Kwesi Botchwey-led committee going round the country assessing the causes of the party’s defeat. The committee came under attack in the Eastern region on Thursday in the hands of some disgruntled NDC supporters.
Following the event, Mahama took to Twitter to calm nerves, assuring there is hope for the party:
The NDC will bounce back!! Cause of our loss is multifaceted. We need calm nerves & hard work to strengthen the base of party. #JMLegacy.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) March 17, 2017