It has emerged that late Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur had plans to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as flagbearer in the 2020 elections.
According to reports, the late economist had resolved to join the NDC presidential race if his boss, former President John Mahama does not contest.
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Former National Organizer of the NDC, Yaw Boateng Gyan, revealed this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday.
He explained that the late Amissah-Arthur is one of the few well-established brands in the NDC and many expected him to be a frontrunner for 2020.
However, Mr Boateng Gyan said the late vice president had a lot of respect for John Mahama and believed he had to grant him that opportunity to run.
“Amissah-Arthur had great respect for him John Mahama because he gave him an opportunity to hold a high office so he decided that he will only join the race if he [Mahama] does not contest,” he said.
The aspiring NDC National Organizer who described himself as the late vice president’s confidant noted that plans were far advance to hit the ground running.