The search for a running mate for the elected running mate for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has begun in earnest, after the party’s congress, with the party expected to outdoor its running mate for the 2012 general elections in two weeks.

President, John Dramani Mahama Thursday received an overwhelming endorsement as the ruling party?s flag-bearer for the December presidential election after securing 99.5% of votes cast. He promised to establish peace and secure victory for the NDC.

Meanwhile other political parties however mocked his candidature, the PPP described his endorsement as a mere?embellishment?of a weak vehicle. The NPP also sees his candidature as no threat to their chances.

However, John Mahama is faced with another task of getting his running mate so as to kick start campaign. Although there is a wide perception that he will maintain his ?Vice President,??Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur,?there exist some division on that school of thought.

According to Johnson Nketia the party will?immediately after the exhibition of the voters? register introduce that lucky person, after which the party will launch its manifesto. “The campaign will continue with a nationwide outreach where our national appointees and national executives will all go to our root and help preach the message until the election,? he is reported to have said.

Commenting on the party’s just ended congress which endorses John Mahama as flagbearer, he said, the confirmation of President John Mahama as the party?s leader has paved the way for a full-fledged campaign to retain power.

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