Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), H.E Jerry John Rawlings, has congratulated former Minister for Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, on her selection as Vice-Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The former President said prior to the announcement, he had been informed by the party’s Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, that following consultations with the party hierarchy, Professor Opoku Agyemang was the favourite among some shortlisted candidates.
“If this was the case then there was no reason to stand against it even though I had a few others in mind,” the Mr. Rawlings said when the flagbearer and leading party executives called on him Thursday July 16, 2020 to introduce the Vice-Presidential candidate.
The party founder urged Professor Opoku Agyemang not to deviate from her principles of integrity. He also urged Ghanaians to go out to register towards the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections, calling on political parties to desist from activities that will create civil unrest.
Earlier, former President John Mahama, in introducing his running mate said Professor Opoku Agyemang had the credentials worthy of her selection and listed several achievements including her appointment as the first female Vice Chancellor of a public university and her significant contribution to the educational sector during her tenure as Minister.
On his part, General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia who accompanied party Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and party Vice Chairman, Kofi Attoh, to the meeting, said Professor Opoku Agyemang was a very good choice. He said the Vice-Presidential candidate was outstanding and he was confident the party will win the upcoming elections. According to him, the selection of Professor Opoku Agyemang goes to prove internationally that the NDC stands for the promotion of youth and women empowerment.