The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Kwetey, has indicated the party's openness to selecting a running mate for the 2024 flagbearer from one of the country's swing regions.
Mr Kwetey suggested that the running mate might also be a woman, emphasizing the importance of appealing to the youth and women in electoral strategy.
In an interview with Kojo Yankson, Mr Kwetey highlighted the significance of winning the support of young people and women for electoral success.
He stated, “You want to make sure you are appealing to women and naturally if you are appealing to women, you are appealing to the family.”
This statement aligns with ongoing discussions about the potential running mate for former President John Mahama, with appeals for the selection to come from the Bono East region.
Traditionally, the Central and Northern Regions have been key sources for the party's running mates.
Former President Mahama, addressing the issue during his BuildingGhana tour in the Bono East Region, indicated that the running mate would be announced in 2024.
He emphasized that the candidate would be someone who had served in his government effectively, embodying humility and a genuine interest in the welfare of the people.
The NDC's approach reflects a strategic consideration of widening its support base by choosing a candidate from regions that are crucial in swing votes while maintaining focus on challenging the NPP in their strongholds.