General News of Tue, 23 Apr 201969
2020: I don’t want to be Mahama’s running mate - Alex Mould
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr. Alex Mould has indicated that he is not prepared to be running mate to flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.
Though he admits having the qualities to become a good running mate, he disclosed to Lexis Bill on Personality Profile that it has not crossed his mind to accept such a position even if it is made.
Giving the characteristics of who makes a good running mate, he said “I think 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”, he revealed.
Put on the spot to comment if he will accept the position of a running mate in the NDC he said the time was not ripe for him to make such a decision and that if even approached, there was the need for a discussion.
“I don’t think at this moment I want to… I don’t want to be a running mate. I would like to give back and help our leaders in doing what I think I am capable of and I would like to understand what my role is in helping the organization”, he disclosed on the show monitored by MyNewsGh.com
Many names have come up as possible candidates for the position with various reasons assigned as to who is the most favorite to ensure that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is able to defeat the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2020.
A deep-throat in the NDC told MyNewsGh.com some names that have tentatively come up for consideration for running mate include, in no particular order, Marrietta 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.
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.