All the six other candidates who contested and lost the race to former President John Dramani Mahama have met to discuss how to unite and win the 2020 polls.
At the meeting, Mr Mahama underscored the need for the party to learn from the circumstances that led to the defeat in 2016 in order for them to win the 2020 polls.
Prof. Joshua Alabi, Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, Sylvester Mensah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Alban Bagbin and Goosie Tanoh contested Mr Mahama in last week Saturday’s race but lost.
But after the defeat, Mr. Mahama has asked all to put the past behind them and work together for victory.
“One of our attitudes going into 2016 is a certain lack of unity. We didn’t go in together as one. So I think this initiative will smoothen over any issues and differences and moving together as one into the battle of 2020 enhances our opportunities and chances of clinching the victory for our great party.”
Prof. Alabi speaking on behalf of all the other candidates said“What we just went through in the presidential primaries has brought out the best in our party; our base has been energised [and] you’ll find that a lot of the apathy that existed in the branches appears to have been shrugged off and that is because of the competitive nature of the process we through.”
The former President secured 213,487 representing 95.23 percent of the total votes cast in a field of seven persons.