Impeccable information from a source close to the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress states that the party is seriously considering changing John Dramani Mahama as its flagbearer.
According to the source, no sooner had the Airbus scandal hit the airwaves than some key decision makers of the party converged to look at the implications of the former President’s involvement in the debacle.
After carefully analyzing the situation, it has become necessary for the party to decide on a new path to chart, the source intimates.
The party’s leadership, according to the source, has been having heated debates over the matter as some are vehemently opposed to the idea.
Though some are still standing in opposition to the idea promulgated by the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, majority of the members present are in support of the decision.
The opposition party has been in a dilemma ever since the Guardian newspaper of the UK, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal of the US and other well renowned international media giants published the story.
In the story which named Ghana as one of the culprits, a brother of the former President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama is stated to have received bribes on behalf of his brother (John Mahama) in order for the latter to grant Airbus their wish of selling aircrafts to Ghana.
This news item has scandalized the former president who is also the flagbearer of the party.
With such a blemished image of epic proportions, the party’s leadership has thought it wise to change him.
Anything less than that, the source says, would be injurious to the opposition party going into the next elections.
The party’s leadership will soon announce this decision as they seek audience with the flagbearer to persuade him to step aside in the interest of the party.