Renowned broadcaster, Paul Adom Otchere has debunked rumours that the People’s National Convention (PNC) is considering him as a running mate to Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama for the 2016 elections.
Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Mornah, in an interview with TV3 News indicated that Mr Adom Otchere could be the party’s choice.
“He has handled considerable topics in this country and has shown enough depth in those areas … We are looking at somebody who can complement the works and the energy of the presidential candidate – somebody who has the drive, someone who will be able to mobilise not only logistics but also persons,” Mr Mornah said.
However, Mr Adom Otchere has come out to clear the air about any chance of him joining Dr Mahama’s presidential ticket. According to him, it was just a joke, he started on TV and found it very funny that people will take it seriously.
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"The conversation began with Edward Mahama when I interviewed him on television and was curious to know who his running mate was going to be, and he said he had not taken a decision so I jokingly asked him to consider me and we laughed about it,” he recounted.
After curing the mischief, Mr Adom Otchere also noted that he was also not qualified per the PNC Constitution.
“The PNC constitution will require that persons who become running mates will be members of the party. I am not a member of the party. I am not a member of the party so that I will be completely disqualified in the process.”