The former President of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has declared his intention to contest for the flagbearship of NDC ahead of 2024 Elections. With him been the leading candidate as at now, the following are some politicians that are likely to be his running mate in the bid to win back power.
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Mr Ben Ephson who is known in the political arena for his accurate Elections prediction has stated that the running mate Ex President Mahama will choose in the run up to 2024 will be a key factor in determining whether he will win or loose. In doing so, he believes Jane Naana Opoku underperformed as running mate in 2020 therefore she should be changed.
” Mahama would have to repackage himself because a Mahama with the same running mate is going to be difficult [to win 2024 general elections]. He may have to form an alliance or perhaps, pick one of the [NDC presidential contenders] as his running mate. ” Either she will be changed or not.
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The following National Democratic Congress members are eligible to pair with John Mahama in 2024.
Dr Kwabena Duffour
As at now, Dr Kwabena Duffour is the only person who has officially declared his intention to battle it out with John Dramani Mahama for the flagbearship. However, political polls are suggesting that he has a slim chance of winning. When this happens, he can be considered to deputize Ex President Mahama after the primaries.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang who was EX President John Dramani Mahama’s running mate in 2020 and a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast once again is likely to emerge as NDC’s running mate. After the 2020 elections, most political analysis concluded that Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang was one of the reasons why John Dramani Mahama’s lost. They suggested that she should be dropped yet she still stands a chance of running mate again.
Dr. kwasi Botchwey
Dr. Kwasi Botchwey’s name came into the picture in 2020 even before the National Democratics Congress thought of making Prof.
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Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang running mate to John Dramani Mahama. At the last minute Dr. Botchwey got sick and bedridden as result was benched for another person to take his place. Regardless he seem to be warming up to reclaim his position prior to elections 2024.
Madam Marieta Brew
Under John Dramani Mahama Administration, Madam Marietta Brew was the minister for Justice and also Attorney General.
He connection with John Dramani Mahama gives her advantage over the others. She’s one of few powerful woman in Ghana who holds great potential of being Ghana first female vice president.
Madam Marietta Brew has always shown great support and synergy with John Dramani Mahama to extend of holding the view that the supreme court was biased towards John Dramani Mahama in their rulings. “The rulings coming out are short unlike 2013 when there were details rulings..We have to say that petitioner is not being treated fairly” Appiah Oppong said, adding” it is not unfortunate but we have to say it as it is, the petitioner is not being treated fairly”
Mr. Alex Mould in 2020 is on record to have said on interview with Joy News that former president John Dramani Mahama have trust in him and he’s ever ready to help win power again if the party calls on him.
“I think there is a process that goes into it.
The flagbearer has to work with his Functional Executives of the party in consultantion with the elders and coming up with criteria. If they call me and nominate me and I pass the criteria, I will definitely accept it, he said.
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As an economist, he has been penciled to be the man who will march Dr. Bawumia boot for boot If given the chance.
Mr. Awuah Darko
Reported lol, Mr.Awuah Darko was also one of the candidate under consideration For the position in 2020 until Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang stole the glances. In 2024, he promises to be a perfect fit for the job.
Under John Dramani Mahama Administration Mr. Awuah Darko was given the nod to serve as managing director of Ghana largest Petroleum Storage and logistics Company, Bulk Oil Storage And Transportation Limited (BOST). He’s a lawyer by profession and stood as the National Democratics Congress Parliamentary Candidate for Ayawaso Constituency In 2012.
The biggest opposition to John Dramani Mahama come back dream is Dr. Kwabena Duffour who is poised to challenge John Dramani Mahama for spot. Earlier this month a campaign team made up of Fund Raising Strategist (Dr. Kwabena Duffour Jr)
Campaign Coordinator (Yaw Boateng Gyan), Director of Operation (Antwi Boasiako Sekyere), National Youths Coordinate ( George Opare Addo)
Security Coordinator (Naval Captain (RTD) Kwadjo Adunkwa Butah)
Director of Communication ( Kofi Kubukor) among others
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