The race for the selection of a running mate for the NDC remains widely opened and heavily contested although no formal communication has been made concerning the shortlisted candidates.
Several names of prominent members of the party are being speculated. Some of the names which have popped up include Dr. Johnson Asiama, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, Hannah Tetteh, Marrietta Brew Appiah Oppong, Prof. Jane Naana O. Agyemang, the youngest of the Ahwoi brothers among others.
Others including the incumbent party General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia has not shied away from his intentions.
However Information reaching joynewsroom indicates that former President Rawlings and big wigs within the NDC are clamoring for Dr Duffuor. The former Governor of the Bank of Ghana had earlier debunked media reports linking him among those interested in the position, however his close associates and information available to this portal suggest he is likely to change his mind for the NDC’s second topmost post.
Sources close to the Kumawu born soft-spoken economist and founder and President of House of Duffuor Assets (HODA) suggest to this portal that the former Governor of the central bank is keeping his ambition under wrap because “he does not want to be in the media like others are doing.
Our sources further gathered that, even while the former Finance Minister was not actively involved in the government of John Mahama after exiting the Ministry, his financial and material support for the NDC’s campaign in 2016, particularly in the Ashanti region; was incomparable.
“He almost singlehandedly financed our campaign in the Ashanti region…so it is not as if after he left the Finance Ministry he went to sleep. No…noo…he assisted the NDC, particularly in the Ashanti region where he comes from,” the source claimed.