Speaking at a rally in Talensi ahead of the by-election in the constituency, Mahama suggested that victory in 2016 for the NDC was inevitable.
President Mahama will stand for re-election next year at the end of a four-year term having been voted into office in 2012.
Critics of the President’s time in office will point to the depreciation of the cedi and the current energy crisis as signs of a failed tenure.
However, Mahama remains extremely optimistic about his chances of retaining the presidency at the next general elections.
“I want to thank you very much for the massive support you showed me in 2012. 17,100 votes from this constituency for the presidency but unfortunately, with the parliamentary, because of the misunderstanding, our candidate got 9,000 votes.
“Now Talensi is united again, Talensi is one. There are no divisions amongst us.”
“So what are we going to do? The 6,000 votes that went to PNC are coming back to NDC. And not only the 6,000 votes…to show that you endorse B.T. Baba and NDC, I’m looking for 20,000 votes on Tuesday. It is important because this is a dress rehearsal for 2016.”