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NDC Finalizing Consultations On The Choice Of Running Mate & …

The presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama disclosed that his outfit is on the verge of finalizing consultations in terms of selecting his running mate.

According to him, talks are far advance in who becomes the running mate of the NDC.

“Following the easing of restrictions, I have requested our functional executive committee to arrange a meeting of the Council of Elders and the National Executive Committee (NEC) to finalise my constitutional obligation to consult these bodies on the choice of my running mate. We have also agreed on our choice of the 2020 campaign team and will announce this shortly. Our manifesto committee is also wrapping up its work and we expect to launch our 2020 manifesto in August.”

Former President Mahama in February 2019 was elected out of six other contenders in the NDC to lead the party into the upcoming general elections in December but he is yet to elect a running mate to support and assist his efforts in that regard.

John Dramani Mahama at a previous digital conversation said there was no use in naming a running mate to contest with him in the general elections amidst the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

Possible Scenarios

There have been many names flying in the media space and other political circles as possible running mate for Mr. Mahama.

Names like Former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor; former Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho; former Finance Minister, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey; former Agric Minister, Kwesi Ahwoi; former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah Oppon; former COCOBOD CEO, Dr. Stephen Opuni; former Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah; former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku; former Tema Oil Refinery Boss, Kwame Awuah-Darko; former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Boss, Alex Mould; former Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, and many others have been speculated.

Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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