Ghana’s Ex-President Mahama selects First Female running mate

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, has selected Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 presidential elections.

The National Communication Officer of the NDC, Mr Sammy Gyamfi announced that Prof Opoku-Agyeman had been selected as running mate for the NDC ticket after a meeting between the flagbearer and the National Executive Committee (NEC) at the NDC Headquarters on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Accra.

He told pressmen that Prof Opoku-Agyeman received a unanimous endorsement from the NEC and the Council of Elders of the party.

“…I can tell you that, the running mate of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for the 2020 General Election is Professor Jane Naana Agyemang. That choice has been approved unanimously by the Council,” Mr Gyamfi said.

He also indicated that the reasons for what he described as a “historic choice” will be detailed in a statement that will be issued later by Mr Mahama.

“We are certain in our minds that this is a winning ticket. His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, ably supported by the competent, trustworthy, honest, sincere, matured Professor Naana Jane Agyemang will deliver victory for the NDC in the coming elections,” he stressed.

Mahama full of praise

Meanwhile, the NDC flagbearer has taken to his social media handles to extol the virtues of Prof Opoku-Agyemang.

He wrote: “The National Executive Committee of our great party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) this afternoon, unanimously, endorsed my nomination of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as my Running Mate for the December 2020 election. Naana Jane is God-fearing, a distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant and a role model”.

Source: Graphic Online