- Allotey Jacobs wants John Mahama to nominate a running mate who has pedigree like Bawumia
- He also says NDC communicators must not respond to Bawumia economic lectures
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The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has been advised to go for a running mate who can match the NPP’s Mahamudu Bawumia boot-for-boot.
According to a former chairman of the NDC in the Central Region, Bernard Allotey Jacobs the party needs someone with pedigree and repute to discuss matters of economics and not party communicators.
He made the pronouncement on Accra based Peace FM on Wednesday, February 12.
Mr. Allotey Jacobs also said the NDC downplays Dr. Bawumia at their own peril. He stated that the NPP’s running mate has built credibility and is very relevant in Ghana’s political space.
"The greatest problem my party is facing is that up till now we have not nominated our Vice President candidate,” he said.
"What I am saying is, who (in the NDC) can punch holes into the presentation of Vice President Bawumia? Monkeys play by sizes. We need someone who can match him,” he added.
He however, pleaded with the NDC communicators to can their facts right before responding to Dr. Bawumia.
"Left to me alone, if Vice President Bawumia speaks, I am begging my NDC communicators, I would be insulted for this but the fact is we have to get someone who can stand up to Dr Bawumia,” he said.
According to the Dr. Bawumia, his assertion is backed by data from the Bank of Ghana. “The cedi exchange rate under the NPP (2017-2019) is twice as stable as it was under NDC (2013-2016).
The average depreciation under NDC was 18%, compared to 8.7% under President Akufo-Addo,” he stated in Kumasi on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
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