The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that, this coronavirus is not the era for him to appoint a running mate for the 2020 elections.
He disclosed this during a live Facebook session to interact with the public on Thursday, April 30.
According to him, ban on public gathering is the reason for the delay of announcing his running mate.
President Akufo-Addo has extended the restrictions on public gatherings by two more weeks.
“We are on track. We are not behind time. The party is working assiduously. I have a firm idea who I want my running mate to be and we would name him at the appropriate time. We have timelines that we are working on. We have to build up our national campaign team. We have to name and outdoor our running mate. We have to publish and inaugurate our manifesto. These are all timelines that the party is working on. We are not late at all. The deadline for naming our running mate will be when the Electoral Commission opens nominations somewhere in September and so we do have enough time,” he said.
He continued, “But in the midst of COVID-19, what is the use of naming a running mate? You can’t even outdoor him. The President is encouraging all of us to stay at home and this is not the most opportune time to come out and name your running mate. After I’ve done consultation at the appropriate time with the National Executive Committee and the Council of Elders, we will bring the person; the person who will be worthy of being the NDC’s running mate and who will a significant contribution to the progress and prosperity of this country.”