Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University, has oppose being contacted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), while the party was seeking to get its flag bearer a running mate for the December general elections.
According to him, the only time he got to realize his name being shortlisted was through a discussion on the radio.
“I wasn’t approached by the party, I kept quiet because I felt it wasn’t my place to speak about it. I’m not really involved in politics and I felt that well the party will tell the public what they’re doing, it’s not for me to say anything about it,” Patrick Awuah told Kwaku Sakyi-Addo on Asaase Radio on Sunday.
When asked whether or not or he’s a card-holding member of any of the political party in country, Mr Awuah, answered thus: “I am not a card-holding member of any political party…I am a card-holding citizen of Ghana. I have the Ghana Card and the election card,” he said with laughter.
Patrick Awuah denied getting a call from John Dramani Mahama or the NDC, to inform him about his intentions of shortlisting him for the running mate role of the NDC.
“No, nobody from the party called me to ask if I’ll consider this……some friends who knew me called to tell me about this conversation happening and I said don’t worry about it, it’s not true,” he said.
Patrick Awuah’s name was once reflected in the run-up to the opposition NDC seeking to help John Mahama, the flag-bearer, get a running mate.
Eventually, the flag bearer taken into reviewed Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate.
Her appointment was met with an amazing endorsement from the Ghanaian public, specifically from the women’s group who expressed happiness that a first-rate political party had decided on a female as their vice presidential nominee.