Former President Mahama[/caption] The John Mahama campaign team has expressed concerns over the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) fixation with the party’s impending presidential primary as against what it termed as the “misgovernance” of President John Akufo-Addo. The team in a statement Saturday suggested it is not happy about the delays in electing a flagbearer. In its view, the completion of the internal electoral processes would provide the party leadership space and time to begin the process of formulating comprehensive strategies towards the NDC’s victory in 2020. “It is our humble view that the party has been so pre-occupied with internal elections that it has had very little time to focus on the full extent of the misgovernance of the Akufo-Addo administration,” it said. The team said though they have the “most marketed candidate” in the person of Mahama, in the most unlikely event of a different person emerging as the flagbearer, a longer campaign period will suffice. “We have to be mindful of the 2019 timetable announced by the Electoral Commission and the need to ensure that the party provides ample space to participate in those activities,” it advised. The statement from the John Mahama team comes on the back of an earlier one issued Thursday by the party’s Functional Executive Committee to announce changes in the guidelines on the primary, including the review of the election date and reduction of filing fees. Some eight aspirants petitioned the NDC Council of Elders to intervene in resolving some breaches in the drawing up of the guidelines and also to reduce the 400,000-cedi filing fee which they said was too high.