NDC urges Mahama to name running mate before end of year

The National Democratic Congress has urged its Presidential candidate,  President John Mahama, to name his running mate before the end of the year.

President Mahama was out-doored Sunday after being given a 95.1 per cent  endorsement by members of the party at its nationwide primaries held Saturday and Sunday.

In his acceptance speech, the President singled out the current Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, for special mention because he “is a good counselor and friend.”

A few months back, there were speculations that the president may change his running mate going into 2016 but some political pundits say the Presidents’ commendation of Mr Amissah Arthur is a strong indication that he would be retained to partner President Mahama in 2016.

At a press conference in Accra, the leadership of the party outlined a number of activities the party intends to undertake in preparation of the general elections.

The party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, addressing the media said  the naming of a running mate is critical in streamlining their campaign strategy, hence urged the President to select his running mate and officially outdoor him so that the party can shift into full campaign gear.

He also mentioned that the party would in the same vein launch its 2016 manifesto before the end of the year amongst major activities to whip up interest and enthusiasm to keep the party grassroots charged ahead of the elections.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana
Twitter: @NewsyMartin

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