Running mate of the 2020 standard-bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang is gradually becoming a household name in Ghana, Today can confirm.
Former President John Dramani Mahama who is the NDC’s flag-bearer for the December 7, 2020 polls last month unveiled his former Minister of Education as his running mate at a virtual conference in Accra.
Since her nomination as a running mate of Mr Mahama, the former first woman Vice Chancellor of public university, University of Cape Coast (UCC) has become a toast of many Ghanaians including her political opponents.
For instance, she was given a tumultuous welcome when last Monday she paid a courtesy call on the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs in Dodowa to officially introduce herself to the traditional rulers in the region.
Her message of unity, and non-violent campaign message were well received by the chiefs who assured her of their support.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang thanked the chiefs for the leadership in their communities.
According to her, “our MPs and Parliamentary Candidates will continue to engage in a politics of ideas, promote national unity and development.”
She indicated that it was time for all Ghanaians to put the country first.
The renowned educationist also expressed appreciation to the chiefs for their wise counsel and asked for their guidance and prayers throughout the campaign.
For his part, the President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, thanked the NDC running mate for making time to visit and expressed the willingness of the House to partner the NDC administration for development.
“May God and our ancestors bless you for recognising the need to see your landlords. Our collective desire is to see a prosperous nation. Ghana must win”, he said.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang also paid a courtesy call on the Shai-Osudoku Traditional Council where she called for continuous partnership between the NDC and the Council, and also introduced NDC parliamentary candidate, Linda Akweley Ocloo, to the chiefs and people.