Mahama: NDC finalising consultations on my choice of running mate

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has hinted that his party structures are currently being consulted on his choice of a running mate as Election 2020 draws near.

He explained that following the easing of restrictions, he had requested the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) to arrange a meeting of the Council of Elders and the National Executive Committee (NEC) to finalise his constitutional obligation to consult the bodies on the choice of his running mate.

Former President Mahama in a Facebook live session on Thursday disclosed that his campaign team, running mate and party manifesto would be finalised soon saying “we have also agreed on our choice of the 2020 campaign team and will announce this shortly and our manifesto committee is also wrapping up its work and we expect to launch our 2020 manifesto in August.

“There is no use in naming a running mate to contest with me in the general election in December amidst outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country however, NDC will announce my partner at the appropriate time since we are on track, we are not behind time and the party is working assiduously.

“I have a firm idea who I want my running mate to be, we will name him at appropriate time, we have timelines we are working on, we have to build our national campaign team, we have to name, outdoor our running mate, we have to publish and inaugurate our manifesto.

“These are all timelines the party is working on, we are not late at all because deadline for naming our running mate will be when Electoral Commission opens nominations in September and we do have enough time but in the midst of COVID-19, what is the use of naming a running mate? You can’t even outdoor him since the President is encouraging all of us to stay at home and this is not most opportune time to come out and name your running mate.

“After I’ve done consultations at appropriate time with National Executive Committee and Council of Elders, we will bring the person who will be worthy of being our party’s running mate and who make significant contribution to progress and prosperity of our country,” Former President Mahama assured. -citinewsroom.com

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