Former President John Dramani Mahama has announced a date for disclosing his running mate to the people of Ghana in a Facebook live session yesterday.

The flagbearer of the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said the party will launch its manifesto as well as announce its Vice-Presidential candidate for the 2020 elections in August.

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The NDC has constantly been stalked by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for their delay in announcing their Vice Presidential candidate. The NPP accused the NDC of not having astute potential nominees and thus, the delay in the announcement of a Veep.

Meanwhile the NDC maintained that it’s delay in the announcement was as result of the Coronavirus pandemic and how much efforts in needed in subduing the virus.

Former BOST CEO and TOR MD, Awuah Darko

There have been speculations which point to the fact that the flagbearer of the NDC is considering the former Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery and Chief Executive Officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited, Awuah Darko and a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Finance Minster, Kwabena Duffour as possible candidates for the Vice-President position.

The former President said he will begin dialogues on policy which will outline the NDC’s plan extensively to the Ghanaian people.

 

Former Bank of Ghana and Finance Minister, Kwabena Duffour

He said: “following the easing of restrictions I’ve ordered the functional executive committee to arrange a meeting of the council of elders and the national executive committee to finalize my constitutional obligation to consult these bodies on the choice of my running mate.

“We’ve also agreed on our 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.”

Mahama also accused the Akuffo-Addo led administration of refusing to “listen to calls” for the inclusion of “assembly members” and “traditional leaders” in the fight against COVID-19.

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