Former Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports under the Mahama administration, Joseph Yammin has stated categorically that former President John Dramani Mahama’s boot-for-boot comment clearly shows that he is ready to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in the 2020 general elections.
It would be recalled that the NDC flagbearer hopeful who was speaking in the Adaklu Constituency of the Volta Region on Thursday, January 31 2019, said the NDC will match the NPP boot-for-boot in the 2020 elections if the government attempts to intimidate and harass NDC supporters with violence.
According to Mr Mahama “NDC is not going to joke in 2020, and he is sounding a warning to the NPP that he and his party will match NPP boot for boot”
”I want to sound a caution that NDC has a revolutionary root and when it comes to unleashing violence, no one can beat us to that. It is just that we are mindful of this country’s democracy and that is why we must be the first to respect it. That is why we are acting as a party that is docile and respecting the rule of law. But if we believe that the government cannot protect our people and we believe that the government is using its vigilante groups and illegal forces to intimidate and harass and injure our people, then we may have to advise ourselves”, he warned.
Mr Joseph Yammin who was addressing the Suame NDC Youth Wing during an inauguration and Orientation programme for branch youth organizers covered by MyNewsGh.com, commended former President John Mahama for his boot-for-boot comment.
According to him, John Dramani Mahama is prepared to lead the NDC party to victory in 2020 saying Mahama is now lion to lead and will devour anyone who stands on his way.
“I was so excited when I heard former President Mahama saying NDC will match NPP boot-for-boot in the 2020. My love for NDC party rekindled. NDC is a lion party and we need a lion to lead the party for the war. The lion is Mahama. Mahama boot-for-boot is an understatement. He should even say something bigger than the boot-for-boot. We are ready to match NPP boot-for-boot. We won’t allow NPP to intimidate our members in 2020 elections” he said.
He called on those condemning Mahama’s boot-for-boot comment to shut up saying they are hypocrites urging such persons to rather advice President Nana Addo not to intimidate NDC members in the 2020 general elections.