Asiedu Nketiah is NDC's General Secretary

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says reports on the shortlisting of running mates for the 2020 general elections are false.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, said he has not “issued any such statement or cause such publication to be made on [his] behalf.”

“The general public is therefore advised to ignore any such frivolous and fictitious letter, which is clearly a creation of some unscrupulous persons, who want to divert attention from serious burning national issues,” the NDC scribe wrote.

On Tuesday, a purported letter from the NDC said a committee formed by the party functionaries selected five people for consideration as John Mahama’s running mate.

But in his response, Mr Nketiah said, “no sub-committee of the party has been formed or tasked by the National Executive Committee for selection of a running mate.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, the procedures for selecting a running mate as prescribed under article 43 of our party Constitution, does not include the formation of any such sub-committee,” he said.

I have firm idea who my running mate is

In his previous digital live address, Mr. Mahama said he has a firm idea who his running mate will be.

He was responding to mounting pressure to name his running mate with the elections only seven months away.

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Former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama

But Mahama said it there is no need for that now since the country and the world is fighting a pandemic.

Even if I name him, we cannot outdoor him due to social distancing protocols Mahama said.

The NDC leader added in due course, his vice presidential aspirant would be named.