Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a former Minister of Education, has stated that he is capable and prepared to be the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) vice presidential candidate if chosen by flagbearer John Dramani Mahama.
He did, however, point out that the flagbearer had the freedom to choose.
When asked if he could be running for vice president in a yet-to-air interview with TV3’s Keminni Amanor, Dr. Spio-Grabrah, also a former Minister of Trade and Industry under the Mahama administration, replied, “People tell me that, former Presidents have told me that, former President Rawlings said that to me, President Mills said that to me.”
“I am also capable, I am also ready. So it is a matter of [the flagbearer’s] choice.”
Mr Mahaam previously announced that his running companion for the 2024 general election will be selected in February.
He stated this after reinforcing his claim that he alone could choose his vice presidential candidate.
He stated that, according to the NDC constitution, the Functional Executive Committee (FEC), the Council of Elders, and the flagbearer must convene to review the list of potential candidates and select one.
“It appears every region I go everyone has a vice presidential candidate for me. I said in Bono Region that the NDC constitution has stipulated how a running mate should be selected, I cannot take that decision alone.
“I have to do that with the Functional Executive Committee and the Council of Elders and then go through the list of people who are qualified to be running mate then we select one. We are going to do that God willing, February.
“So all those who want their preferred persons to be selected should pray that our hearts will be touched to select that person. Let us all be patient and when the time is due we will,” he said while interacting with the Chief of Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region of Ghana, Okatakyie Kwasi Bumangama II, on Wednesday, December 13.