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Though it is to be expected that the opposition National Democratic Congress would look to pick a running mate with links to the Central or Western Regions, rather than Volta or the North, Daily Statesman sources in the NDC reveal that an important side consideration is to get someone who can be seen as a “Bawumia beater”.

The senior partner at the private legal firm Africa Legal Associates (ALA), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, says the Akufo-Addo government’s decision to rescue the banks from collapse provides the NPP with a credible campaign message for the 2020 elections.

“Where were they when we were working hard to vote out incompetent, thieving Mahama and his ‘friends and family’ government in 2016? But today, Akufo-Addo and his family and friends have hijacked all the contracts and are chopping the money alone by heart. They should go and campaign alone and vote alone in 2020! As for me, I’m done.”

The decision by the NDC Minority in Parliament to petition the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S Sullivan, and demand a formal investigation by the US government into the Power Distribution Services (PDS) debacle appears to be yet another sign of the hypocrisy of the party that nearly collapsed Ghana’s energy sector while in power.

National Democratic Congress (NDC) members in the Ashaiman constituency have been living in fear for the past few weeks due to high-profile deaths recorded by the party in the area, media reports say.