If the National Democratic Congress would want to see President Akufo-Addo feel he is running unopposed against their candidate in the 2020 election, then they should present former President Mahama, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, has suggested.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party believes there are several controversies surrounding the return of the former President as flag bearer of the NDC and concedes that it will inure greatly, to the progress of the NPP in the future.
According to Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako popularly referred to as Chairman Wontumi, Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution states that :“The President shall not, on leaving office as President, hold any office of profit or emolument, except with the permission of Parliament, in any establishment, either directly or indirectly, other than that of the State.”
He further explained that until Parliament grants former President Mahama the permission to contest as President, he has no right to “dream about contesting the 2020 elections as leader of the NDC”.
The NPP Chairman noted that there is a likelihood the Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution would be activated to prevent former President Mahama from breaking the laws of the land.
Chairman Wontumi explained that as outlined in the 1992 constitution of Ghana, any move by former President Mahama to contest the 2020 elections would be problematic.