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The choice of a running mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the prerogative of the flagbearer, Former President John Dramani Mahama but Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli, will not reject any opportunity to be selected, the Asogli State Council has said.

The Council in a statement released on Tuesday, February 13, while reacting to news that his name popped up in the discussion to choose the running mate, said that Togbe Afede has not instructed any individual or group to advocate for him to be picked by Mr Mahama.

The statement said that the esteemed chief conveyed this stance during a visit from a group known as “Change Forum Makers” to discuss the matter.


“A group of people who identified themselves as ‘Change Makers Forum’ were the latest to approach Togbe to consider joining President Mahama as his running mate for the 2024 Presidential election.

“Togbe responded that, as a patriotic citizen, he would not reject any opportunity to serve the country, but the choice of a running mate is the prerogative of the flagbearer who already knows him very well.”

By Laud Nartey