Nduom picks former Miss Ghana as running mate

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

The Presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has named former Miss Ghana Bridget Dzorgbenuku as his running mate for the 2016 general elections.

Madam Dzorgbenuku was crowned Miss Ghana in 1991 and is not actively involved in Ghana politics.

Dr. Nduom explained that his choice of running mate is to give meaning to his ‘all inclusive’ and ‘Ghana first agenda’.

Miss Dzorgbenuku was named at a ceremony at the Asylum Down head office of the People’s Progressive Party yesterday.

Dr. Nduom had continued his tradition of picking a female as running mate for general elections. In 2012, he named former Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Director General Eva Lokko as his running mate ahead of that year’s election.

Meanwhile, the business magnate has also predicted that the 2016 elections will go into a runoff.

“Absolutely, [the elections] will go into a second round. I am sure that if we get our things right there will be three pots and we will figure out at the end which three would move up.

“The NDC doesn’t have the goodwill to win…the NPP is also not as strongly organised to be able to say we are going to go and do our one shot deal, we know we have to grow, we know we have to work so we are working so we can compete,” Dr. Nduom noted.


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