Flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has once more dodge Ghanaians who are anxious to known who partners the former President into the 2020 presidential contest.
According to the leader of the party, his mind is already made on who to name as his partner going into the December general elections but he will announce it at a time he thinks is “the right time”.
“I have a firm idea [of] who my running mate will be and we will name him at the right time,” the former President said Thursday night in his televised social media interaction dubbed ‘Digital Conversation’.
Many Ghanaians especially political watchers have criticized the 2016 defeated Presidential candidate for inability to disclose who his running is moving into the elections though its six months to go into the next general elections in Ghana.
“We are not late at all,” he stated, adding that “the deadline for naming our running mate is when the Electoral Commission opens nominations in September.”
Mr. Mahama argued that before naming a running mate; the National Democratic Congress would have to round up its manifesto document, which the party’s electioneernig campaign will be based on.
However, addressing Ghanaians on his digital conversation platform on Facebook yesterday Thursday, April 30, used the current global crisis as an excuse.
He noted: “In the midst of Covid-19, this is not the time to name running mate because you cannot outdoor him.”