The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Aseidu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito has asserted that he wouldn’t have turned down the offer to partner John Dramani Mahama in the election if the opportunity had presented himself.
Speaking on Okay Fm, he said, although he expresses his great interest, the party and flagbearer chose and appointed someone they found to be as capable as he is to assist the flagbearer.
He also added that because the party has the utmost respect for women, they selected a female running mate who they trust has the competence to lead the country even in the absence of the President.
I find it laughable when people want to compare Bawumia to Prof. Jane, he added. Prof Janes has a flawless record even in her days as the vice-chancellor of an esteemed university. so there was a consentaneous decision in accepting her when her name was proposed by John Mahama at the National Executive Committee meeting.
Prof Jane is the third running mate to be selected in the Central Region after the late Prof Atta Mills and the late Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. She previously served as the Minister of Education from 2013 to 2017 and was ousted in the 2016 election. She was also appointed as the vice-chancellor of the University of cape coast in 2008.
Story by Kokonsa Hemaa