Mahama ‘Picks’ Awuah Darko As Running Mate – Former President John Dramani Mahama, seems to have chosen the former Managing Director of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Kingsley Kwame Awuah-Darko, as tension builds on him to present his accomplice for the 2020 presidential political race.
The naming and support of Mr. Awuah-Darko will end hypothesis that has whirled around dozen or so competitors to be Mahama’s running mate.
Candidates, for example, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, Dr. Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings, Prof. Kwesi Botchway, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, Kwesi Ahwoi and others have come up as potential accomplices for Mr. Mahama who was vigorously vanquished in 2016 as officeholder and is organizing a rebound.
Mr. Mahama and his gathering have accused the Covid-19 pandemic as one of the fundamental reasons why the Flag bearer has still not reported his running mate for the December general political decision.
Some Ghanaians have scrutinized the readiness of the NDC for the 2020 general political decision following undue deferral in naming its vice presidential competitor half year into the poll.
Mahama has said he will report his decision after the coronavirus danger has disappeared. The weight got terrible after his fundamental political rival, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, were embraced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the end of the week.
Sources state Mr. Awuah-Darko is the man picked to accomplice Mahama for the 2020 presidential political race, in the wake of beating rivalry from different competitors for the slot.
Prior to the choice, Former President Mahama was said to have chosen somebody from the Ashanti Region, however this was not settled upon by the party’s Council of Elders.
Mr. Awuah-Darko designated as head of TOR and BOST during the Mahama residency was at one time a fizzled NDC parliamentary contender for Ayawaso West Wuogon where he was vanquished by the late Emmanuel Agyarko of the NPP in 2012.