Baba Jamal, the Director of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated that its flagbearer in the 2020 polls, John Dramani Mahama does not need the party as much as the party needs him.
He was reacting to calls by an embattled member of the party, Koku Anyidoho to its chairman, Ofosu-Ampofo, urging to take up the leadership role from Mr Mahama.
“As things stand, the party needs John Mahama more than John Mahama needs the NDC because this is the time we need the party to show leadership and move us forward. This is a man who went into an election and won only for it to be rigged. He still controls the followers of the party.
“John Mahama constitutionally may not be the leader but conventionally he will still be regarded as the leader. That does not take away the constitutional powers of the chairman but conventionally, wherever we go, John Mahama will be our leader.
“He has been the flagbearer of the party and he will continue to be a leading member of the party. If he comes for a National Executive meeting, he will sit at the high table and he will be regarded as the leader of the party,” he said on Okay FM.