Home Politics "I Thank God For Losing 2016 Election" - Former President John Mahama

“I Thank God For Losing 2016 Election” – Former President John Mahama

- Advertisement -

Even as supporters of the National Democratic Congress are yet to recover from the defeat in last year’s polls, former President John Dramani Mahama says he remains indebted to the Almighty God despite his inability to clinch a second term.

Explaining, nobody can question decisions of God, the former President noted that if God had wanted him to continue as President, he would have won the 2016 election with ease, insisting that the creator never makes mistake.

According to Mr Mahama, his defeat could mean that God was preparing him for a better calling, and as a result, he would continue to thank him for the outcome of last year’s polls even though it was undesirable to many, especially supporters of the biggest opposition party.

Mr Mahama’s statement was in response to remarks by National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu that the former President’s defeat in the 2016 election could be a blessing in disguise.

The National Chief Imam made this statement through his spokesperson, Sheikh Aremeyaw Anas when Mr Mahama paid a courtesy call on him at his Fadama residence days after the recent Eid Ul Fitr celebrations.

According to the National Chief Imam, the attributes of Allah are all but, blessing and anything that proceeds from him is nothing but blessing and sometimes he denies his children something in order to bless them.

While counseling the former President to consider the outcome of the election as the verdict of the Lord, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu said “that denial is a blessing in disguise.’’

Mr Mahama made history as the only incumbent President in Ghana who could not secure a second term; losing to Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party who garnered 53 percent of the total votes cast.

SEE ALSO: 11 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Ghanaian Actor And Pastor Majid Michel – Find Out

He has since accepted full responsibility for the party’s defeat and has been urging members of the NDC to join hands in reorganizing the party ahead of the next general elections in 2020.

The rank and file and kingpins of the NDC have since the beginning of this year been calling on Mr Mahama to stage a comeback.Though he is yet to officially confirm if he will lead the NDC again, there are strong indications John Mahama will contest the party’s primary slated for next year to elect flag bearer for the 2020 elections.

Though some other NDC bigwigs have shown interest in leading the party into the 2020 elections, the majority of the party’s supporters think Mr Mahama is the ideal candidate to return the party to power.
Proponents of Mr Mahama’s come back have variously said the former President Mahama’s defeat despite his unmatched achievements could mean that God wanted to demonstrate to Ghanaians that he is the best man to transform Ghana.

Their position thus, confirms the Chief Imam’s stance that the defeat could mean that God has something better in stock for the former President.


SEE ALSO: GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi marries a second wife in a secret wedding (Watch Video)

Get Ghana Latest News in your inbox each morning.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Read

Stunning photos of Shatta Wale’s daughter, Ohemaa who is based in London

Yesterday was the day most Ghanaians and fans of Shatta Wale got to know about the first daughter of Shatta Wale who is based...

Stonebwoy jabs Kelvyn Boy on stage at the 4Syte Music Video Awards ’19

It seems Stonebwoy is still pissed about his brouhaha with his former signee, Kelvyn Boy and how they parted ways. Stonebwoy has sent another jab...

It’s not okay for a man to go down on his knees to propose to a lady – Pete Edochie

Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie has stated that it is inappropriate for men to go on their knees in the bid to...

Mmebusem performs with Medikal on stage at 4Syte TV Awards

Kumawood actor Mmebusem popularly known as 'Ghana Jesus' was present at the 4Syte TV Awards and his performance with rapper Medikal was...