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General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia has disclosed his preparedness to partner Former President John Dramani Mahama as running mate for the 2020 polls.

According to him, he is ever ready and will not hesitate if the nod falls on him as the chosen one to partner the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 polls likening it to a chieftaincy title of his hometown that must not be declined.

“No position or chieftaincy title will they give me and I will decline. If they ask you to become the chief of your town will you decline”, he asked Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on Accra-based Okay Fm monitored by

Last week there were reports in the grapevine that General Mosquito as affectionately called in political circles was set to be named as a partner to Mahama.

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Official sources within the party have been tight-lipped over the matter but Mr. Asiedu Nketia has openly disclosed that he may not shy away from that responsibility if it is offered to him.

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr. Alex Mould has said anybody who is going to assist John Mahama and the NDC needs to have strong leadership qualities, needs to have a strong grasp of the economy.

A deep-throat in the NDC told some names that have tentatively come up for consideration for running mate include, in no particular order, Marietta Appiah-Opong Brew, a former Attorney-General, Kwesi Ahwoi, Ghana’s former Agric Minister and High Commissioner to South Africa, Dr Johnson Asiama, a former Bank of Ghana Deputy Governor; Mr. Julius Debrah, a former Minister and the immediate-past Chief of Staff and Hannah S. Tetteh, a former Foreign Minister now U.N top Diplomat, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and Education Minister under the John Mahama administration.

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Others include Dr Kwesi Botchwey who was Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission under Mahama and Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, MP and daughter of the Rawlingses.

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