Former President John Mahama says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has made the best choice for Ghana in the selection of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as the party’s running mate going into the 2020 general elections.
“We have made the best choice for Ghana… We will work for the women of Ghana, we will work for the youth of Ghana, and we will work for the people of Ghana,” he said.
According to John Mahama, the consideration of the former Education Minister goes beyond the fact that she is a woman and focuses on her competence and intellect.
Speaking at a ceremony in Accra to officially outdoor Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 elections, John Mahama said the NDC has demonstrated its commitment to inclusivity in nation-building.
“The choice of Professor Opoku-Agyemang is over and above affirmative action because she is more than qualified to serve as Vice President. She is a woman who has contributed to shattering the many glass ceilings that have held women down for generations, by becoming the first female to lead and manage a public university in Ghana,” he said.
“With Professor Opoku-Agyemang, the NDC has once again stayed with our true course, and advanced a step further in our established philosophy of inclusivity by boldly presenting one of our best in intellect and character, as our party’s Running Mate,” Mahama added.
NDC election 2020 campaign
The NDC is seeking to return to political power in the December 2020 polls after being voted out in 2016.
In 2016, John Mahama, then the incumbent, lost the election to the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo.
President Akufo-Addo is seeking a second-term extension of his mandate with the same running mate, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.