Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly known in the political scene as General Mosquito and General Secretary to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has disclosed that, he wouldn’t have turned down an offer to partner John Dramani Mahama in this year’s General elections, if the opportunity had presented itself.
According to him, though he had expressed interest, the party and flagbearer found it more convenient to appoint someone who is very capable like himself to assist the flagbearer.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia programme, he explained that the party which has the utmost respect for women settled on a female running mate who they believe has the competence to lead the country even in the absence of the President.
Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman has an impeccable record even in her days as vice-chancellor of a prestigious university.
“So there was a unanimous decision in accepting her when her name was proposed by flagbearer John Dramani Mahama at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting yesterday (Monday).
“I find it very laughable when people want to compare Veep Bawumia to Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemang. The fact is Veep Bawumia is not a standard for Jane . . . the National Democratic Congress as a party believes the appointment of Prof. Jane is in the right order and will ensure our victory come 2020,” he added.