August 5, 2011

The confirmation of Vice President John Mahama as the running mate to President for the 2012 elections in a crunch meeting yesterday, does not come as a surprise to most political watchers, as it was evidently clear that President Mills had no intention of replacing John Mahama.

His confirmation has been widely welcomed by several NDC supporters who are of the view that he has complemented the efforts of President Mills due to the tireless work he has done so far.

But one person who is not particularly enthused about the work Vice President is the Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh who has urged Vice President John Mahama to take advantage of the trust reposed in him by President Mills to ensure that institutions and programmes under his watch turns out successful.

He said several programmes and projects including Savana Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) STX Housing deal, the acquisition of airplanes for the military which was spearheaded by the Vice President have all been fraught in controversies.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Friday, the Hon. Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh urged the Vice President to make amends by making sure that those projects are efficiently executed and the “storms” surrounding them cleared.

Touching on the choice of John Mahama as the running mate to President Mills, he stated that the NPP remained unfazed by the NDC pair, as many Ghanaians have expressed their disappointment about the performance of the ruling NDC government.

He noted that the Mills led government has continued to let down Ghanaians with their abysmal performance in office, and he is confident that the NDC would certainly be voted out of power.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/