Dr. Benjamin Otchere Ankrah has urged Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to carefully consider his choice of a running mate for next year’s elections, suggesting that Henry Kwabena Kokofu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), should be considered.
The Vice President recently requested additional time from the New Patriotic Party's National Council to deliberate further on his choice of Running Mate.
This request led the Council to waive the party's constitutional requirement, which stipulated that the vice-presidential candidate should be known and active for at least five years and nominated by the presidential candidate at least 12 months before general elections when the party is not in government or the president is not the candidate.
The NPP General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Koduah released a statement to that effect.
He said, “In line with our constitution, particularly about Article 13 (32) ‘the vice presidential candidate shall be a known and active member at least five years and shall be nominated by the presidential candidate at least 12 months before general elections when the party is not in government or the president is not the candidate.
“However, upon request from the presidential candidate that because his election was done on November 4, 2023, he needs a bit of time to continue with his consultation before he brings the proposed name for running mate to the National Council,” Mr. Kodua added.
Speaking on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" show, Dr. Otchere Ankrah pleaded with Dr. Bawumia to pick Henry Kwabena Kokofu.
"When he is considering, he should consider Henry Kwabena Kokofu," he stated.