24 C
Accra

NDC reportedly rejects Mahama’s choice for running mate

Report reaching DGN Online indicates that the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has turned the choice of running mate selected by the party’s flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama.

At a hurriedly arranged meeting of regional chairpersons of the party at the NDC regional office in Accra on Sunday evening, ahead of NEC meeting on Monday, the chairmen flatly turned down former Education Minister, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate to Mr Mahama.

The former president was said to have personally called some of the chairmen to sell his choice to them ahead of the meeting but they were swayed by superior arguments against the former Education Minister.

- Advertisement -

Sources close to the meeting indicate the some of the Chairmen rooted for former Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor while Ade Coker was championing for Kingsley Kwame Awuah-Darko.

Report says Awuah-Darko’s name was not among the shortlist.

Dr Duffuor was the front runner until he was slapped with charges of fraud and money laundering over the collapsed of Unibank which he owned. He is not a known political platform speaker.

Mr Mahama had earlier offered the slot to former Finance Minister under Jerry John Rawlings, Dr Kwesi Botchwey who rejected the offer on grounds of trust and principle telling the NDC flagbearer his fear of retiring from politics with a defeat in apparent reference to Mahama’s inability to win the 2020 polls.

NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary, Johnso Asiedu Nketiah had earlier protested the choice of Naana Opoku Agyemang who appears to enjoy the support of the moribund Fanti Confederacy headed by the Patriarch of the Ahwoi family, Ato.

MORE:  Ekumfi Chiefs Confer “Chief Of Development And Truth” Title on Akufo-Addo

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

The regional chairman after the meeting quickly drove straight to Chain Homes residence of Mahama to tell him that his choice will not resonate with Ghanaians.

Prof Opoku Agyemang was not known to be a card bearing member of the party having said it openly that she was not a registered member of the NDC.

She was the architect of the scrapping of the Trainee Teachers allowance when she was Education Minister.

There are strong indications the scheduled NEC meeting for Monday may be called off to allow for more consultations if the disagreement is not resolved ahead of time.

- Advertisement -

Want to submit a story or pitch?

You can submit articles for publication through our email (editor@theaccratimes.com) or on Whatsapp +233 203255940.

MORE:  US Plans to Withdraw Visas for Foreign Students if Classes Move Fully Online

More Stories for you

Election 2020: Akua Donkor Deposits GHC100,000 Filing Fee into EC’s account

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday, September 14, 2020, opened online nominations for presidential and parliamentary aspirants for the December 7th general elections. The commission...

Greater Accra’s Naa is Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2020!

Greater Accra Region's contestant, Naa, was in the early hours of Monday, September 21, crowned winner of TV3 Ghana's Most Beautiful. Naa beat stiff competition...

Kanye Urinates on Grammy Award

Kanye West has shared shocking footage of himself urinating on a Grammy Award as he 'goes into battle' against labels Universal and Sony to try and...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

DON'T MISS

Election 2020: Akua Donkor Deposits GHC100,000 Filing Fee into EC’s account

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday, September 14, 2020, opened online nominations for presidential and parliamentary aspirants for the December 7th general elections. The commission...

Get more news from us

While you are here, please sign up to get more news from us.

OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE WEEK

Greater Accra’s Naa is Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2020!

Greater Accra Region's contestant, Naa, was in the early hours of Monday, September 21, crowned winner of TV3 Ghana's Most Beautiful. Naa beat stiff competition...

Election 2020: Akua Donkor Deposits GHC100,000 Filing Fee into EC’s account

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday, September 14, 2020, opened online nominations for presidential and parliamentary aspirants for the December 7th general elections. The commission...