But speaking on Newsfile on Multi TV Saturday 6 May about the race for leadership of the NDC ahead of the 2020 national elections, Nana Akomea said Mr Mahama stood tall among his contemporaries.
“I still believe that if the incumbent John Mahama is to contest he will be the man to beat especially if they are going to have four or five contestants,” he told show host Samson Lardy Anyenini.
“This is because the incumbent has an organisation on the ground by reason of the fact that he is the incumbent. All these District Chief Executives who are stalwarts of the party at the district level and the constituency level, the Ministers of State [he appointed], that is an organisation. His wall chest is bigger. You are starting from scratch to build up structures on the ground to prosecute your campaign but he [Mahama] already has them so he has the advantage.”
Meanwhile, Mr Mahama is yet to openly state his position on whether he would contest or not.