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Source: classfmonline.com

Running mate saga: I'm willing to support NDC to victory in whatever capacity – Zanetor

Klottey Korle MP, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, has said she is "willing" to support the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party her father, former president Jerry John Rawlings founded, to win the 2020 general elections by serving in "whatever capacity".

Asked directly by Moro Awudu, host of Class91.3FM's Executive Breakfast Show at the party's 9th National Delegates Congress grounds if she was ready to partner Mr John Mahama as his running mate into the 2020 polls should the former president win the flag bearer slot of the party, the medical doctor-turned-politician said: "You're asking a tricky question, which I mustn't answer because I am not the one to decide who his running mate should be should he emerge as the flag bearer".

"So, I think to answer that question would be a bit premature", she said.

Moro Awudu: But are you ready?

Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings: Let me tell you this: as a member of the party, I'm willing to support the party to victory in whatever capacity that maybe.

But I think that to answer that will give someone a lovely headline on Monday, which I'm not willing to do.

A few days ago, former president Mahama's campaign team described the running mate reports as false.

A statement from Mr Mahama's Campaign Office signed by spokesperson James Agyenim-Boateng on Wednesday, 7 October 2018, asked the public to disregard the speculations.

"Former President John Dramani Mahama has become aware of speculations about his choice of Running Mate for the 2020 Presidential elections.

"We wish to state that the reports are false.

"Mr. Mahama is presently focused on both his NDC flag bearer campaign and his official duties.

"Therefore, Ghanaians should disregard all such conjectures", the statement said.