The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has tipped former Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Johnson Asiama, to become the running-mate of John Dramani Mahama.
According to a report by ASEPA, Dr. Asiama is likely to be picked as the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) vice presidential candidate ahead of the 2020 polls.
Mahama became the NDC’s presidential aspirant-elect after beating off competition from six other candidates.
ASEPA’s report said Dr. Asiama stands a better chance of becoming Mahama’s running-mate than any other member of the NDC.
The report said some of the factors considered included, education, ethnicity, personality and connection to the grassroots.
Meanwhile, former finance minister, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, failed flagbearer hopeful, Joshua Alabi and former education minister, Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, were also captured as possible picks.
John Dramani Mahama was endorsed by over 200,000 delegates of the NDC during last Saturday, February 23, 2019's presidential primaries held at the various constituencies across the country.
The ex-president polled a whopping 213,487 votes, representing 95.23% of the total votes cast.
The other contestants – Prof. Joshua Alabi, Alban Bagbin, Goosie Tanoh, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah and Nurudeen Iddrisu – had 5% of the votes combined.
However, Mahama is yet to announce his running-mate despite some names being speculated around.
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