John Mahama to disclose his running mate today

John Mahama to disclose his running mate today

John Dramani Mahama - Flagbearer, NDC

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama will today, Monday, July 6, 2020, announce his running mate at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting.

Report indicates that the flagbearer will present the name of former Education Minister, Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman as his preferred choice for the position.

Other names that have also come up as likely contenders include former Finance Ministers, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey and Dr. Kwabena Duffuor.

The National Executive Committee of the NDC will per the party’s regulations uphold or reject Mr. Mahama’s choice.

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Mr. Mahama in a Facebook Live said the party structures are currently being consulted on his choice of a running mate.

“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 finalize 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.”

Later last month, the NDC presidential candidate indicated that there was no need unveiling his running mate to join him contest in the upcoming 2020 general elections considering the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

Update on the outcome of the meeting, regarding Mr. Mahama’s running mate, will be announced as and when available.