Former presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama is staging a comeback to lead the party after its abysmal performance during the last General Elections.
Ghnewsnow confirmed that the former torch bearer of the PNC has since picked his nomination forms with the hope of leading the party in the 2016 the 2016 elections.
The trained Gynecologist-cum-politician led the party in the 1996 general elections through to the 2008 polls before being succeeded by Hassan Ayariga in the 2012 elections but this never made any signficat change in the fortunes of the party.
Dr Mahama has to brace up for a showdown with Ayariga for the presidential slot in a yet-to-be announced congress.
According to the 70-year-old, he wants to stage a comeback due to the incessant pressure from party supporters.
“The rank and file have come to my residence several times pleading with me to come back as they are calling me to come,” Dr Mahama told the media after picking his forms.
“I’m working for them. I won’t turn my back on my followers.”
Dr Mahama received 3.0% of the votes in the 1996 elections. In his second attempt at the presidency in 2000, he won 2.5% of the votes. He placed third out of four candidates during the 2004 elections, winning 1.9% of the votes. His last contest was in the 2008 presidential elections.