Ras Mubarak, the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Kumbungu, has opined that the party has a chance of winning the 2024 general elections if they put their house in order.
He said the first step in doing this is for the potential flagbearer John Dramani Mahama to replace his running mate in the 2020 elections, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Starr FM, Ras Mubarak said he will prefer a running mate from the Greater Accra region.
”In my candid opinion, John Mahama should run, Jane Naana was fantastic on the ticket but I think we could do with a change in running mate. A Ga running mate would be great”
Mr. Mahama run the 2020 polls with the former University of Cape Coast Vice-Chancellor as his running mate. They lost the polls to incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A political scince lecturer formerly of the Methodist University, Dr. Osei Bonsu also made similar comments on John Mahama and a potential running mate in 2024.
He said John Dramani Mahama cannot win if he presents Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman as running mate in the next elections.John Mahama and his running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang Photo: Pulse Ghana
Dr Osei Bonsu wants NDC’s three-time Presidential Candidate to change Professor Nana Jane Opoku Agyemang if he is re-elected to lead the party in 2024.
“The future for NDC is bright if John Mahama leads NDC in 2024; meanwhile he can’t pair Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate because he wouldn’t be able to contest after 2028 and Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang could also not lead NDC because she would be old.”
“Opoku-Agyemang would be too old in 2028 and beyond and if NDC insists choosing her as a running mate for Mahama, it would affect their future chances,” he reiterated.