In a message on his Facebook wall Monday, Mr. Mahama expressed his gratitude to members of the party for giving him an overwhelming endorsement in the Saturday presidential and parliamentary primaries.
In his view, the NDC has proven that it is the bastion of free democratic expression in Ghana.
“I feel deeply honored for being endorsed by you as your Presidential Candidate for the 2016 elections. You lift me up, you give me strength! I thank you for the confidence reposed in me.
“I thank you all for showing that we are the bastion of free democratic expression in Ghana. As President and Candidate, I will do everything in my power to focus on the needs of the Ghanaian people. It is my duty to leave a lasting legacy for our party", he wrote.
He added: “Transforming any nation is not easy and it does not occur with the stroke of a pen. It takes persuasion, attitudinal change, reorientation, and the right policies and leadership. NDC is offering that leadership.
I thank you all for the courage with which you have accompanied me on this mission. I am deeply grateful to each and every one of you. You inspire me, Ghanaians inspire me!”.