Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama says naming his running mate now is not ideal due to COVID-19 pandemic.
There have been talks over who becomes the running mate of Mahama for the 2020 general elections but he believes that naming a running mate now will not yield any benefit for the NDC.
Mahama was elected flagbearer of the NDC in 2019 but with just over eight months to the December elections he is yet to pick his running mate.
In a Facebook live broadcast on COVID-19, Mr Mahama answering a question on his running mate said this is not the ideal time to do so, and he and the party will name and outdoor the running mate at the appropriate time.
“I have a fair idea who my running mate is, we are not late in naming my running mate, what is the use of naming the person in the midst of COVID, we can’t outdoor him/her now as we are all fighting COVID-19, so at the appropriate time we will do that. But I can assure you he will be someone that will help to transform this nation when I become President come January 2021”.
Last month Mahama had to deny reports that he had appointed Professor Kwesi Botchwey as his running mate for the 2020 general elections.
Mr Botchwey has been strongly tipped to become the running mate to John Mahama.
General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia also says he will not turn down an opportunity to be the running mate to John Mahama for the 2020 elections.
Several names have been mentioned as favourites for the position.
Key names such as Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Kwesi Ahwoi, Prof John Gatsi, Nii Okoi Dsane, Alex Mould are some of the names that have prominently come out for the running mate position.