I have enough experience working with Mahama – Julius Deborah break silence on being picked as running mate for JM 

The choice of running mate to former president John Dramani Mahama for the 2024 general election continues to be leading discussions in Ghana’s media space.

Many names have been suggested as possible running mates to the former president. Many have indicated that the 2020 running mate, Professor Naana Opoku Agyemang has been dropped by the NDC flagbearer and he is currently hunting for a new candidate.

Some of the names that have since been suggested by individuals and groups include former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah. He has since been tagged as one of the closest personalities to the former president and a possible candidate for the running mate position.

In a press statement, Mr. Julius Debrah revealed his tie with the former president. He indicates that he has over the years worked with the former president and knows how he makes his choices when it comes to sensitive issues such as the appointing of a running mate.

Read his full statement below:

My attention has been drawn to numerous interest groups and individuals mentioning my name as a possible running mate to President Mahama for the 2024 presidential elections.

In as much as it is the desire of everyone to advance in whatever career they find themselves, I wish to dissociate myself from the sentiments expressed in the media by these groups and individuals. Although such groups and persons might be motivated by a genuine trust and belief in my personal capabilities, | wish to emphasize that I have expressed no such intention anywhere.

I have worked with President Mahama and continue to be a close confidante of his. I have garnered enough experience working with him to know that he makes the right calls at the right time. He is not the kind of person to be lobbied for such a position.

i know his attention is currently seized with consultations with the FEC and CoE to fill outstanding positions of Vice Chairpersons, the various directorates of the party, fund-raising and helping the members of the proposed elections and IT directorates to hit the ground running. I’m grateful for the kind thought behind the sentiments expressed, but | would wish that President Mahama is given the peace of mind to make his choice of running mate at whatever time he deems appropriate.

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