The Center for Public Discourse Analysis (CPDA) led by Political Communications Analyst, Dr Etse Sikanku, is set to hold the maiden edition of their forum dubbed ‘Campaign Analysis Live’.
This edition of the Campaign Analysis Live forum is themed “The Vice Presidential permutations forum: An analysis of key qualities and contenders.”
The program, which seeks to strengthen Ghana’s democracy, will focus on the Vice Presidential candidate selection process for the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.
It will also discuss the role of the Vice-President in contemporary democracy as well as the top running mate candidates for the NDC.
In a promotional video, Dr. Etse Sikanku hinted that John Mahama’s running mate will be chosen from the Southern part of Ghana in order to have an ethnic balance.
“The Presidential candidate now for the NDC is from the Northern part of the country so it is likely that the Vice-President might not come from this part of the country. It is more likely that we’ll be looking at the Southern part in order to have some ethnic or geographical balance,” Dr. Sikanku said
The added that “we all know that the choice is the prerogative of the the candidate and the party. Whoever becomes the vice president is going to be the number 2 of this land and the decisions that he’ll make are going to be very consequential for future of our country.”
Already, former President John Mahama special aide, Hon. Joyce Bawa Mogtari has expressed interest in the program.
In a Facebook comment to a post from Dr. Estse Sikanku on the program, she wrote “looking forward”.
Guest for the program include Akoto Boafo (Head of Current Affairs & Politics, Citi FM), Dr. Nansata Yakubu (Development Consultant & Democracy Engineer), Evans Mensah (Head of Political Desk, Joy FM), Dr. Kojo Asante (Director for Advocacy & Policy Engagement, CDD) and Prof. Yaw Gyamfo (Department of Political Science, University of Ghana & IDEG).
The program is scheduled for Wednesday April 17, 2019 at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com