Ghana’s governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday voted overwhelmingly to endorse President John Dramani Mahama’s bid for a second term of office at elections next year.
Party members backed the 56-year-old to run by just over 95 percent in primary elections held on Saturday and Sunday.
Mahama thanked those who voted for him and defended his record in power, which has seen growth in the emerging west African nation slow, public debt spiral and the cedi currency depreciate. “As a leader of the party, I believe not all members are pleased with some of my decisions,” he said, describing the last three years as a “challenge”. But he added: “I feel humbled by the overwhelming endorsement I have received from the NDC and I accept the responsibility to lead the party to victory in 2016.” Read more