Professor Kwesi Botchwey, Ghana’s longest-serving Finance Minister is tipped to become the running mate to former President John Dramani Mahama for Election 2020, Graphic online has gathered.
It has been gathered that Prof Botchwey’s name came up for the appointment at a meeting today – August 19, 2019 – and would be announced later.
However, there are other competing interests.
There are some other people lobbying for the position and they have all thrown their curriculum vitae (CV) for consideration.
Key names such as Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Kwesi Ahwoi, Prof John Gatsi, Nii Okoi Dsane, Alex Mould are some of the names that have prominently come up for the running mate position.
But sources close to Mr Mahama say he [Mahama] was relaxed about who will become his running mate since he has gone through the process of selecting a running mate before, in 2012 and 2015, and he has always had a fair idea of who he will select for the 2020 presidential election.
Currently, there is a broad consultation ongoing within the NDC hierarchy.
Among them are consultations with the Council of Elders and the National Executive Committee (NEC).
As of now, who partners JM is what political analysts are waiting to unravel.
Meanwhile, Mr Mahama’s Twitter handle has reacted to Graphic Online’s report and described it as “Fake News.”
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