National Democratic Congress (NDC) jubilant youth on Monday celebrated the approval of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, a former Education Minister; as the running mate of former President John Dramani Mahama for the 2020 general election.
They sang and chanted the NDC’s Anthem, as Mr Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Director of the NDC announced Prof Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate of their flagbearer at a press briefing in Accra.
The National Executive Committee of the NDC unanimously approved Prof Opoku-Agyemang to partner Mahama in this year’s election, after the flagbearer had consulted them on his choice of a running mate per Article 43 of the NDC’s Constitution and Article 60(2) of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Eric Dadson, the Central Regional Youth Organiser of the NDC, described the decision as a cutting edge one, the approval of Prof Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate of Mahama; adding that the decision was a splendid one, which cuts through.
“The precision is sweet and fantastic. I am certain that no Ghanaian anticipated this. We have taken commandeer of the political landscape and I am convinced that this decision would resonate down well with the average Ghanaian,” he said.
He hailed the track record of Prof Opoku-Agyemang as an educationist, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, and a former Minister of Education.
He said the Mahama-Opoku-Agyemang ticket for the 2020 general election would deliver victory for the NDC.
Mr Promise Dumevi, an NDC supporter told the Ghana News Agency that the approval of Prof Opoku-Agyemang to partner Mahama was a perfect march.
He said having a woman’s Vice President in Ghana would lead to greater women empowerment in the country.