Economist, Nii Moi Thompson says he never expressed interest in becoming the running mate for the National Democratic Congress’ flag bearer, John Dramani Mahama, for the 2020 election.
Several media outlets had named Dr. Thompson as one of the likely candidates for the running mate position.
The Economist however, clarified that he was not interested in being selected for the role.
Dr. Thompson said he believes he qualified for the position but was not interested and that he knew all those who were under consideration were all high calibre people he had been working with.”
Dr. Thompson also expressed his satisfaction with Mahama’s selection of former Education Minister, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, saying “I was not disappointed because he was not under consideration of running for anything. To the contrary, he is excited about the ex-President’s choice.”
Dr. Thompson also said, Vice Presidency isn’t economic position and that is why the President chose someone who was a non-economist.”