Former President John Dramani Mahama who is busily campaigning for a comeback in 2020, it can be reported, Mahama is keenly considering the choice of who to partner him for the 2020 election as it is a foregone conclusion that he has secured the NDC top post already.
It appears one of the favorites for the number two is the daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings and MP for Korle Klottey constituency in Accra, Zanetor Rawlings.
In July, Mr Mahama directly replied to a story about his alleged consideration of former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Johnson Asiama to partner him to win back power from the Akufo-Addo- Bawumia-led government in 2020.
At the time, a highly placed source near the former President and a player in his inner circle confirmed that it is settled that the former President will stage a comeback (which has happened) and also that as part of a revision of strategy, he and a close circle have deliberated on selecting four (4) personalities shortlist to partner the former President into the main elections.
The alleged number two list is supposed to be on standby and submitted to a committee that will sit right after the NDC Flagbearership race to choose one of them.
Of this four names, we were told Dr Johnson Asiama stands tall as a result of his age, general appeal, technocrat background, an unblemished record and hailing from the Volta Region.
Mr Mahama told the public in July that this is not true.
While we have also been reliably informed that a contender for the flagbearership position of the NDC, Dr Ekow Spio Garbrah wants Mr Mahama to consider him for the running mate slot when Mr Mahama is elected, things have changed.
Already, it has been reported on how Zanetor’s father, Mr Rawlings is heavily against the possibility of one of the Ahwoi Brothers, Kwesi from being chosen to partner Mahama.
Rawlings had taken to Twitter to lambast those who are dying their hair to look young for the number two, asking if the Veep job won’t make them too busy and have time for hair dying and moustache trimming.
Enter Zanetor Rawlings
Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey-Korle constituency, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings joined the campaign team of former President John Dramani Mahama during its tour of the Greater Accra Region last week Wednesday, in what many say is a move towards number two.
Been the first daughter of the founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, Zanetor was seen canvassing for support for the candidature of former President John Mahama from delegates in her constituency as she took the stage to explain to them the need to vote for him. Mr Mahama ks running against 11 others.
According to her, Mahama stands tall among the other contenders and called on delegates to vote for him as the party’s flagbearer ahead of the 2020 polls.
Already posters have popped up proposing Zanetor Rawlings as Mr Mahama’s running mate going into 2020.
Dr Zanetor is among Ninety-Four (94) out of the 106 minority Members of Parliament (MPs) have who have resolved to use their personal resources to campaign for former John Dramani Mahama to ensure that he wins as the flagbearer of the party ahead of the 2020 elections.