NDC RUNNING MATE: John Mahama Set To Unveil Running Mate Today
Presidential Aspirant on the ticket of the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama will today unveil his running mate as the party builds up towards the upcoming 2020 general elections.
According to sources, the Presidential Aspirant will be selecting a contender whom the party deems fit to assist John Mahama win the elections.
It is emerging that the shortlisted include; Former Education Minister Naana Opoku-Agyeman, Former Finance Minister, Kwabena Duffuor and Senior Economic Advisor at UNDP, Nii Moi Thompson
She was the former Education Minister under the NDC administration and when selected will become the first female to back a male flagbearer on the ticket of the NDC.
Prof. Opoku-Agyeman is a veteran educationist and the first female Vice Chancellor of a public university of Ghana when she was appointed to head University of Cape Coast (UCC) in 2008. Before then, she served at various levels of the university’s hierarchy.
When Mahama won the 2012 general elections, She was appointed Education Minister; a position she held until the party lost power in 2016.
Nii Moi Thompson
Bannerman Nii Moi Thompson is a former Director-General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). Born at Bantama in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Dr. Thompson had to move to Liberia for his secondary education where he also worked as a journalist. He then moved to the US for tertiary education and then worked briefly there before returning to Ghana. Nii Moi Thompson has worked with the United Nations with the UNDP where he served as Senior Economic Advisor in South Africa.
When Mahama won the 2012 elections, he was appointed to head the NDPC.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor
Also in the running is Dr. Kwabena Duffour, Former Finance Minister in the Atta-Mills regime.
He was replaced with Seth Terkper when Mahama took over the reins after 2012 following the death of Prof. Mills. Duffuor is the owner of defunct UniBank and has also served as Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
He would, if chosen, bring to the table his experience in economics and economic management, a skill the governing NPP touted Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for.
Story by: News Desk Report