Mahama picks running mate today, Rawlings lobby for Duffour – Paul Adom Otchere

Former Presidents John Mahama & J.J. Rawlings

Later this morning, at 10 am, the Council of Elders of the NDC led by Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu will meet to consider candidates submitted by Former President Mahama to complete their presidential ticket.

At Council level JJ seems to have sufficient influence…so, seems like Dr Duffour May prevail except that Ato Ahwoi, who leads the charge from church street for Prof Naana Opoku Agyemang is also a member of the Council. It’s unlikely that JJ will attend the meeting.

After the Council meeting, the list may be amended and the final one sent to the NEC . Their meeting begins at midday.

The NEC will like to achieve a consensus as opposed to casting lots . Until last Friday , Some NEC members did not know that Prof Naana was a candidate . JJ does not have much influence within the NEC as he does at council.

So his preferred candidate would have to convince the NEC on his own . The real battle ground between JJ and church street will occur at the NEC . By 3 pm today we will update you on the outcomes.

If consensus is achieved , JM will make an announcement today or early tomorrow.

Good luck to all candidates

More analysis to follow , stay here and stay tuned !