What many political pundits in the country are currently waiting for is who becomes running mate to Former President John Dramani Mahama who was overwhelmingly endorsed by the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 polls.
Many names have come up as possible candidates for the position with various reasons assigned as to who is the most favourite to ensure that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is able to defeat the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2020.
Posed a question by Lexis Bill of Joy Fm in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Alex Mould gave some insights if who must partner John Mahana for 2020.
“I think anybody who is going to assist John Mahama and the NDC needs to have strong leadership qualities, needs to have a strong grasp of the economy”, he revealed.
A deep-throat in the NDC told MyNewsGh.com some names that have tentatively come up for consideration for running mate include, in no particular order, Marrietta Appiah-Opong Brew, a former Attorney-General, Kwesi Ahwoi, Ghana’s former Agric Minister and High Commissioner to South Africa, Dr Johnson Asiama, a former Bank of Ghana Deputy Governor; Mr Julius Debrah, a former Minister and the immediate-past Chief of Staff and Hannah S. Tetteh, a former Foreign Minister now U.N top Diplomat, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and Education Minister under the John Mahama administration.
Others include Dr Kwesi Botchwey who was Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission under Mahama and Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, MP and daughter of the Rawlingses.
Although Mr Mahama’s office has consistently denied MyNewsGh.com’s reports about the possible choice of Dr Johnson Asiama and Zanetor Rawlings for the 2020 race, trustworthy insiders say otherwise.
In July 2018, the former President John Dramani Mahama himself directly replied a MyNewsGh.com story about his consideration of former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Johnson Asiama to partner him in 2020. Mr Mahama said it was untrue.