Mahama in Catch-22: Kwesi Ahoi or John Gatsi for 2020?

Mahama in Catch-22: Kwesi Ahoi or John Gatsi for 2020?

The choice of Kwesi Ahwoi could be thrown into the bin when the matter reaches John Jeremiah Rawlings, the founder of the NDC, who, in 2018, tweeted: “An Ahwoi as Mahama’s Vice President will be over my dead body.”

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It has emerged from the corridors of former President Mahama that he is torn to make a choice between John Gatsi and Kwesi Ahwoi as his running mate for 2020.

In one of our publications, we reported that John Mahama was close to concluding on Professor John Gatsi, a Chartered Accountant, Economist, Lawyer and Head of Department of Finance in School of Business, University of Cape Coast.

John Mahama’s choice on Professor Gatsi, according to snippets of information Awake News gathered from within the Umbrella party, was on account of the latter’s enormous knowledge in economics and, additionally, draw middle class and academia to vote for the NDC presidential candidate when they go to the 2020 polls. Besides, his choice was to solidify the base against apathy the NDC suffered in the Volta Region.

Professor John Gatsi, according to information available to Awake News, has carved a niche for himself in the Central Region, where he is well-known.

Despite the clout Professor Gatsi carries, a piece of information just in on the desk of Awake News says John Mahama has weighed the clouts of Kwesi Ahwoi, Ghana’s first Ambassador to the Comoros, too, and is in a state of dilemma between the two personalities.

The choice of Kwesi Ahwoi could be thrown into the bin when the matter reaches John Jeremiah Rawlings, the founder of the NDC, who, in 2018, tweeted: “An Ahwoi as Mahama’s Vice President will be over my dead body.”
The tweet was a reaction to the decision by John Mahama to appoint Kwesi Ahwoi as his running mate should he win the NDC presidential primaries.

However, the information available to Awake News on why the choice on the former Ghana’s Interior and Agric Minister has given John Mahama food for thought is to reunite the party’s founding fathers, who are in the majority, and cadres with the current grassroots.

That, again, would help water down the supposed anger of some influential personalities within the NDC including the Ahwoi brothers and the Fante caucus.

The source says some founding members of the NDC and other big shots, who have given the party firm footings over the years, are not happy with former President Mahama on how he sidelined them in his past administration.
The big names, the source said, include Totobi Quakye, the Ahwoi brothers, Dr Kwabena Adjei and many others across the ten regions of the country.

By: Umar Sheriff / awakenewsonline.com