Mahama meets MPs who lost NDC Primaries seats

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Former President John Dramani Mahama recently convened a meeting with Members of Parliament (MPs) from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who were unsuccessful in their re-election bids.

The meeting aimed to offer support and solidarity to the MPs who did not secure victory in the parliamentary primary held on May 13, 2023.

The gathering was attended by prominent NDC figures, including Fifi Kwetey, the General Secretary of the party, the leadership of the Minority Caucus in Parliament, former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, and Prof. Joshua Alabi, who served as the Convener of the John Mahama 2024 Primary Campaign.

Among those present were 17 sitting MPs who lost their re-election bids but will continue to contest on the NDC ticket in the upcoming 2024 general election. Some notable attendees include Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, the MP for Sagnarigu, Mrs Della Sowah, the MP for Kpando, Edward Bawa, the MP for Bongo, and Wisdom Gidisu, the MP for Krachi East.

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Other MPs in attendance included Dr Kwabena Donkor of Pru East, Angela Alorwu-Tay of Afadzato South, Kobena Mensah Woyome of South Tongu, Alex Adomako of Sekyere Afram Plains, Abeiku Crentsil of Ekumfi, and Albert Alasoka of Garu.

The remaining MPs who participated in the meeting were Sampson Chiragia of Navrongo Central, Augustine Tawiah of Bia West, Christian Otuteye of Sege, Peter Kwakye Ackah of Amenfi Central, Thomas Adda Dalu of Chiana-Paga, and Sophia Ackuaku of Domeabra-Obom, who switched to contest in Ayawaso Central.

During the meeting, Mr Mahama reiterated his commitment to unifying the party and offered words of encouragement to the MPs who were unsuccessful in their re-election bids. He emphasized that intra-party elections should not be seen as contests with winners and losers, but rather as opportunities for party members to work together towards a common goal.

Mr Mahama called for unity, cooperation, and collective efforts to secure victory for the NDC in the upcoming 2024 general election. He urged all elected parliamentary candidates, aspirants, supporters, and constituencies to collaborate closely and work towards the success of the party as a whole.

Overall, the meeting aimed to provide support and foster a sense of unity among the MPs who did not win re-election, reaffirming the NDC’s commitment to working together towards future electoral success.

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