Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has accepted the offer to partner the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, for the December 7 elections.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang was on Monday unanimously endorsed by NDC’s National Executive Council (NEC) as well as Council of Elders when Mr Mahama proposed her to them.
She becomes the first female member of the party to be running mate.
“This historic nomination is not a personal achievement but victory for inclusive and participatory democracy, which enhances the credentials of our country and recognizes the towering role women have played over the ages to achieve the progress we have made,” the former Minister of Education stated in her statement of acceptance.
“I wish to salute all those who have come before me and pledge to draw deeply from their inspiration.”
Despite not having occupied any political position, Prof Opoku-Agyemang was named Ghana’s Education Minister by then President John Dramani Mahama in 2013.
“I have worked with HE John Dramani Mahama closely and I know he is a man of vision, a leader you can trust, a public servant of integrity and a courageous leader who makes the right decisions in the national interest at all times,” she noted.
She, therefore, offered her pledge to “diligently apply myself and dedicate all the energy and intellect I can muster to ensure a resounding victory for the NDC and for our country, Ghana”.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana