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General News of Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Source: myjoyonline.com

Amissah Arthur is Vice President

Central Bank Governor, Mr Kwesi Amissah Arthur has been confirmed as the Vice to President Mahama.

He beat competition from renowned economist, Dr Kwesi Botchwey to annex the prestigious position.

Sources close to the President have confirmed this to Myjoyonline.com.

In accordance with the constitution, the president after he was sworn into office last Tuesday following the sudden death of President John Atta Mills, has chosen the Governor of the Bank of Ghana the second in command.

With this confirmation, Mr Amissah Arthur will become the natural vice presidential candidate of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December polls.

Earlier today, academic and political analyst Dr Lloyd Amoah, told Joy FM's Super Morning Show that it would strategically unwise to select Mr Arthur to partner him.

Mr Amoah believes technocrat "will not bring in that fire, that energy that is required" to win the elections for the president.

He said Mr Amissah Arthur had no constituency and would not do much to help the NDC.

But it appears the president and the NDC has other ideas as they have settled on the Central Bank Governor.

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