With 11 months to the much anticipated 2020 elections, the largest opposition party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who has elected John Dramani Mahama as flagbearer of the party is yet to decide on who partners their candidate.
This has led to political actors taking advantage of throwing various names around due to their personal permutations of the individual they deem fit for the position of the running mate of the social democratic leaning party.
Some of the names being bandied around are the venerable economist Prof Kwesi Botchwey, finance & banking expert Dr. Kwabena Duffour, educationist Prof Joshua Alabi, educationist Prof Jane Naans Opoku Agyemang, lawyer & politician Edward Doe Adjaho, finance expert & academic Sylvester Mensah, diplomat Ekow Spio-Garbrah, lawyer Goosie Tanoh, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah and Eric Opoku.
Based on regional balance, professional competencies, political expediency, public appeal, gender balance, succession plan etc. The aforementioned names have popped up to be one the likely preferred choices of the presidential candidate John Mahama.
As to whether any of these names emerge as the one to join forces with the candidate only time shall tell.
Columnist: Worlanyo Tibu