Former Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has dispelled rumors linking him to a potential role as a running mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the upcoming elections. Speaking during an interview on TV XYZ on October 24, 2023, he firmly stated that he has no political inclinations and sees his role primarily in the realm of oversight and accountability.
Domelevo emphasized, “I want to clarify that I have no political aspirations. I don’t believe any party that selects me as a running mate would succeed in the election because my role in that context would be to hold them accountable, and we wouldn’t be successful.”
These rumors initially surfaced when Ghanaian media personality Paul Adom-Otchere suggested that there was growing pressure on former President John Dramani Mahama to consider Daniel Yaw Domelevo as his running mate for the 2024 general elections, potentially replacing Professor Jane Nana Opoku-Agyemang. This recommendation was based on the belief in Domelevo’s integrity regarding corruption allegations.
According to Adom-Otchere, various voices were urging President Mahama to consider Domelevo as a means to address and clear any corruption charges against him. The pressure reportedly intensified following Domelevo’s victory in the Supreme Court regarding his dismissal by the president.
In summary, Daniel Yaw Domelevo has firmly rejected any involvement in politics and dismissed the possibility of becoming a running mate in the upcoming elections.