General News of Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Former President John Dramani Mahama who is busily campaigning for a comeback in 2020, MyNewsGH.com can report, is keenly considering the choice of who to partner him for the 2020 election as it is a foregone conclusion that he has secured the NDC top post already.
It appears one of the favorites for the number two is the daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings and MP for Korle Klottey constituency in Accra, Zanetor Rawlings.
In July, Mr Mahama directly replied to a MyNewsGh.com story about his alleged consideration of former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Johnson Asiama to partner him to win back power from the Akufo-Addo- Bawumia-led government in 2020.
At the time, a highly placed source near the former President and a player in his inner circle confirmed to MyNewsGH.com that it is settled that the former President will stage a comeback (which has happened) and also that as part of a revision of strategy, he and a close circle have deliberated on selecting four (4) personalities shortlist to partner the former President into the main elections.
The alleged number two list is supposed to be on standby and submitted to a committee that will sit right after the NDC Flagbearership race to choose one of them.
Of this four names, we were told Dr Johnson Asiama stands tall as a result of his age, general appeal, technocrat background, an unblemished record and hailing from the Volta Region.
Mr Mahama told MyNewsGh.com in July that this is not true.
While we have also been reliably informed that a contender for the flagbearership position of the NDC, Dr Ekow Spio Garbrah wants Mr Mahama to consider him for the running mate slot when Mr Mahama is elected, things have changed.
Already, MyNewsGh.com has reported on how Zanetor’s father, Mr Rawlings is heavily against the possibility of one of the Ahwoi Brothers, Kwesi from being chosen to partner Mahama.