Mahama settles on Amissah-Arthur as running mate

lpg6jwuiid_john_mahama__amissaharthur-399x330President John Mahama has presented Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, as his preferred choice for the position of running mate to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The National Executive Committee and the National Council of the NDC are currently in a meeting to discuss the nomination.

The President is expected to join the meeting later in the day.

Many lobby groups within the party have argued against the re-nomination of  Mr. Amissah-Arthur as running mate, citing his low public visibility.

But the Central Regional branch of the party has kicked against the move, explaining that the Mahama-Amissah-Arthur ticket is the only guarantee for victory in the 2016 general elections.

Some names that popped up as possible replacements for Mr Amissah-Arthur include Hannah-Tetteh, Foreign Minister and the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho.


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