Choose Hannah Tetteh as running mate - NDC group

According to the group, Hannah Tetteh will make a better vice president for the country than the sitting Amissah Arthur.

 

A group calling itself Concerned Youth for Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are lobbying for Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hannah Serwaa Tetteh to be named as the running mate to President John Mahama for the 2016 elections.

According to the group, Amissah Arthur is hardly been noticed in Ghana and doesn't have enough public appeal as he is not liked by many as compared to Hannah Tetteh.

In a statement, they claim the Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has less public appeal compared to the former trades minister.

Meanwhile, some youth in the Volta region are also lobbying for Speaker of Parliament Doe Adjaho to be named as the running mate ahead of next year's elections.

Below is full statement:His Excellency,

PETITION TO CHOOSE HANNAH TETTEH AS VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR ONE TOUCH VICTORY IN 2016

We the CONCERNED YOUTH FOR MAHAMA; A grassroots campaign team for JM in 2016 are calling on President H.E John Dramani Mahama to select Hon. Hannah Tetteh as the Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2016 election.

We believe Hannah Tetteh is the most ideal candidate to win us more votes in 2016 due to the following reasons;

1. Amissah Arthur is hardly been noticed in Ghana and doesn't have enough public appeal as he is not liked by many as compared to Hannah Tetteh.

2. The people of Central Region are so much in love with Hannah Tetteh as she won her parliamentary primaries with overwhelming 97% in her constituency.

3. Hannah Tetteh has proven to have a very fantastic working relationship with President Mahama.

4. We will get a good political capital for selecting a woman as vice president which is something our opponents the NPP have never dreamt of. HANNAH TETTEH has a nice public appeal and a very intelligent woman who has performed creditably in her ministerial appointments and helped in the campaign. Let's not forget her efforts towards 2008 & 2012 elections.

It is time to get a woman who will increase our votes in central region and win women activists who are floating voters.

5.His Excellency, if you could remember, one of our own members closely related to your office (Hon.Halidu) spewed vitriols on some section of women in our country.Per our research findings, virtually 60% of women have vowed to register their displeasure at that particular invective by voting against us.To deflate that mess caused, we kindly request of you to deservedly appoint HON. HANNAH TETTEH as the vice presidential candidate for the party in the lead up to the 2016 elections.

6. We have gathered some of our brothers from the volta region calling for Speaker Doe Adjaho. We want to state that their tribal politics will not win us any votes. Besides the people of volta region have been awarded by the NDC government than any other region in terms of projects and influential appointments. The central which contributes significantly to NDC votes can only boast of a Vice President. Any attempt by the party to take this seat from the region will be of great harm to the party.

By these We therefore call on you as a listening president to nominate immediately HON HANNAH TETTEH as the VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE who our grassroots research have proved to be a better candidate than Amissah Arthur and Doe Adjaho and your victory in 2016 will be a "cool chop".

Any attempt to maintain Amissah Arthur will compel us and many well meaning Ghanaians inclusive to withdraw our efforts in the 2016 election.

Thank you.

Signed

Abigail Kwakye-Ewuson

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