My selection is an affirmation of your belief in women – Naana Opoku-Agyemang tells Mahama

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Former Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang says she is humbled by her selection as running mate to the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, ahead of the December 7 general elections.

According to her, the decision by Mr Mahama to partner with her for the second time affirms his belief in the capabilities of the Ghanaian woman.

Speaking at an event held at UPSA to officially outdoor her as the running mate to the party’s 2024 flagbearer and presidential hopeful, Prof Opoku-Agyemang said she will repay the privilege with loyalty, and devotion to duty.

“My output, going forward, by the Grace of God, will continue to demonstrate what the world knows already, that women are also capable of high achievements; that we do so with that reservoir of strength, determination, and mental acuity that only those who are noble and far-sighted can comprehend and contend with,” she added.

Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang further stressed that she will not, in the advancement of self-serving ambition, declare to the world that she was only the driver’s mate, should there be any setbacks during their tenure in office.

The first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast used the platform to appeal to NDC supporters to remain focused to be able to snatch power from the governing New Patriotic Party.

According to her, it was important for the NDC to return to power due to the current economic challenges and mismanagement witnessed under the current NPP government.

“The election ahead of us is not about making history, although that is important. It is not about returning a former president to power, or about producing the first woman vice president, historical and exciting though they are. It is not only about bringing the National Democratic Congress to power although that is indispensable in our current circumstances.

“It is about winning the elections for a purpose that goes beyond those enumerated above. The purpose is the opportunity to hold our country together, again; to heal Ghana; it is about the chance to pull Ghana from the precipice of destruction, of normalizing corruption, of incomprehensible greed, from deep despair. The election ahead is about hard work and abiding sacrifice. It is to embrace everyone in building a Ghana that functions, again,” she explained.


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