Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has called on all party members to come together to reclaim victory in next year’s elections.
This comes after the party elected most of its parliamentary candidates on Saturday.
Primaries were held in 157 constituencies with the rest scheduled to be held before the year ends.
Mr Mahama, who is set to lead the party for a record third time in its history, stated on Sunday, a day after the polls, that the exercise has demonstrated the maturity of the NDC.
No wonder, he added, he has a strong belief in “competitive engagements”.
Nine incumbent members of Parliament lost their hold as new faces also emerged to represent the party for next year’s elections.
“On behalf of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), I extend to all successful candidates our congratulations on your election to represent the party in the 2020 parliamentary election,” the immediate past president posted on his official Facebook page.
“Of course, I congratulate all aspirants who could not make it this time.
“We demonstrated again, on Saturday, that we have matured as a political party and have a strong belief in competitive engagements.”
He reminded all and sundry within the party that it behoves on them to work together with constituency and branch executives for victory in 2020.
“I have great confidence in your collective abilities,” he stressed.
“Let’s win 2020 together for the greater good of Ghana.”
After the remaining constituencies hold their primaries, Mr Mahama will be expected to name his running mate to mark the end of the reorganisation of the party after the 2016 loss.
It will also make the beginning of the campaign to recapture power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).