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Change Prof. Opoku-Agyeman as your running mate in 2024 – Ben Ephson advises Mahama

Pollster Ben Ephson has called on John Dramani Mahama to pick a different running mate should he contest for the 2024 elections.

John Mahama and his running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer in the 2020 elections should change Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Aagyeman as his running mate.

According to Mr. Ephson, the former President cannot win the elections with the former Education Minister partnering him.

In an interview on Joy News, the former president must consider picking any of his political contenders for the flagbearership slot as his running mate.

“Mahama would have to repackage himself because a Mahama with the same running mate is going to be difficult [to win 2024 general elections]. He may have to form an alliance or perhaps, pick one of the [NDC presidential contenders] as his running mate.”

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He explained further that, “...where Mahama is, he has the advantage of being marketed already. And Mahama with all his body language looks like he is retaining his running mate for 2020 [general elections]. If he does, I think he should forget 2024.”

Also, in a recent interview, Ben Ephson said John Mahama will find it difficult to win the 2024 elections with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the flagbearer for the NPP.

According to Ephson, a pairing of Dr. Bawumia and a Christian running mate will help the NPP to win power in 2024.

He said on Asempa FM on Tuesday, April 19, "if Dr. Bawumia wins the flagbearership race, his running mate must come from the Ashanti region but if Alan wins, he has to pick a northerner who is a Muslim.”

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"Mahama was lucky to pick a Christian as a running mate in 2020...it is no secret that the NDC would wish that Alan wins, it will be easier for them than Bawumia."

The Economist Intelligence Unit (ElU) has predicted that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the 2024 general elections, but the party needs to revitalise its leadership to increase its prospects.

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