Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as ‘Sir Johns’ warning follows calls by a group calling itself Volta Youth for Development, which claims to be non-partisan, for President Mahama to replace the vice-president with Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho.
The group argues that Mr Amissah-Arthur is “incompetent”.
Leader of the group, Prosper Fofo Ndekor told listeners on Adom FM's morning show 'Dwaso Nsem' on Thursday that President Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) risk losing the 2016 general elections if the former governor of the central bank is retained as running mate.
In the group’s estimation, the loyalty of the Volta Region to the NDC over the years must be rewarded with the selection of Mr Adjaho as running mate.
But Sir John who did not suggest any potential candidate for the slot stressed the need for President Mahama to rather concentrate on fixing the ailing economy since ‘both of them’ [Mahama, Amissah Arthur] only "enjoy subjecting poor Ghanaians to untold hardship."
“What at all have both of them done that we need to be interested whether he (Mahama) picks a running mate or not. Amissah-Arthur should just move on in life because he is just not fit for the job” he asserted.