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Information reaching the Daily Statesman shows a tricky hurdle rearing up before the National Democratic Congress and its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, over his choice of running mate.

The defence in the ongoing trial of Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, a former chief executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), and Seidu Agongo, chief executive of Agricult Ghana Ltd, yesterday suffered a setback after the high court rejected a motion for stay of proceedings filed by Benson Nutsukpui, lawyer for Mr Agongo.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Attorney General to prepare and submit to Parliament specific legislation to deal with the phenomenon of “vigilantism” and to provide appropriate sanctions against it.

The leadership of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and their Ivorian counterparts on the Conseil du Café-Cacao have rejected a proposal to subscribe to ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certification.

After helping John Mahama to secure the nomination to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) again as the 2020 presidential candidate, some insiders say they are starting to worry. The former President, they say, has not learned any lesson from the mistakes which led to his humiliating defeat in the 2016 elections.