The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says he will be happy to partner the party’s flagbearer, John Mahama if he is chosen as running mate for the 2020 presidential elections.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia who is affectionately called General Mosquito said he will not put himself forward but is prepared to take up the challenge if selected.
“I would gladly accept the offer if it comes,” he said in an interview on Joy FM.
He, however, stated that quality leadership skills, rather than knowledge in a specific field, is required to serve in appointed or elected offices.
Liking his example to the Finance Ministry, the NDC scribe said persons from other fields have manned affairs better than appointees with Accounting or Finance backgrounds.
“…[Yaw] Osafo-Marfo who also comes across as one of our best Finance Ministers is an engineer; so for people to narrowly think you have to be an expert in a particular field before you can perform…is wrong,” he said.
The NDC has, meanwhile, dismissed reports that former Finance Minister, Kwesi Botchwey has been selected as running mate.