By Frank Amponsah
Former President John Dramani Mahama yesterday sat together with National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament and had what was described as the ‘Lord’s Supper’ to ostensibly patch up with the MP after admitting to causing the defeat of the party in 2016 elections.
He was joined by NDC MPs to have lunch after the 2018 State of the Nation Address delivered by his successor Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The lunch with the MPs is the first in many years that John Mahama sat ‘comfortably’ with the MPs on a table, courtesy the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation Address, which brought together all past presidents.
Sources within the NDC told this paper that, the former President John Mahama had been seeking such an opportunity with the MPs but he was denied since majority of the members of the law making house still habour the bitterness of the party going back into opposition.
Meanwhile, some persons from the NDC side of the house who partook in the ‘Lord’s Supper’ with their leader, are still not convinced that engaging them on a dinner table has control situations since there still exist such entrenched positions by members not to allow him (John Mahama) to lead the party in 2020.
It could be recalled that few months after suffering that painful defeat to the Akufo-Addo led NPP in the 2016 elections, the NDC set up a Committee to investigate and take stock of reasons why the party lost by such huge margin.
However, the Professor Kwesi Botchwey 13-member committee that investigated the reason why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the December 7, 2016 general elections has stated that some of the party’s supporters they interviewed said former President John Dramani Mahama did not put things right and that led to the defeat.