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Breaking: NDC set to pick Dr. Kwabena Duffour as running mate for John Mahama

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress is finally contemplating on picking Dr. Kwabena Duffour as the running mate for John Dramani Mahama ahead of the General elections come December 7th  amongst the lots.

According to information gathered by Talksafrica.com’s political desk from an anonymous source, Dr. Kwabena Duffour was shortlisted but Dr. Kwabena Duffuor is the center of attention as the opposition NDC is contemplating on picking him as the Vice President of John Mahama.

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The decision came after several months of deliberation by the leadership of NDC over the best person to pick for the Vice Presidential slot who will best match the governing New Patriotic Party Vice Presidential Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

NDC’s decision may also have been in response to the governing New Patriotic Party’s backlashes, informed by the Bawumia factor.

According to NPP, NDC has no match for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia economic management prowess hence the delay in picking a running for John Mahama even though the 2020 general election is fast approaching.

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Kwabena Duffour hails from the Ashanti region and he is a former governor of the Bank of Ghana and a former Minister of Finance under the late Atta Mills led erstwhile administration.

The former governor is also the businessman and Chief Executive of the House of Duffour Assets (HODA Group) which entails EIB Network, Unibank,  Star Insurance among other investments.

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However, Awuah Darko on the other hand hails from the Ashanti Region and was the CEO of two major oil companies the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation, BOST, and the Tema Oil Refinery, TOR.

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He has been credited for reviving TOR back to life from resource-guzzling entity to a profit-making one entity through his able leadership, which saw TOR operations been restructured and debt of $650 million slashed.

Iddrisu Muftaw | Political Desk |Talksafrica.com

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