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Mahama Defends Running Mate Choice Ahead of 2024 Election

Ghana's former president says Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has the integrity, vision, and dedication to transform the country

by Victor Adetimilehin

Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama has expressed confidence in his decision to select Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as his running mate for the 2024 general election. Mahama, who is the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), said Opoku Agyemang has the qualities and experience to help him lead the country to a better future.

A Trailblazer for Women in Leadership

Opoku Agyemang is a distinguished academic and politician who served as the Minister for Education and the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast. Also, she is widely respected for her achievements in the fields of education, gender, and development. She is also a vocal advocate for social justice and human rights.

Mahama said he is proud to have Opoku Agyemang as his partner in the presidential race, adding that she will bring a new perspective and energy to the NDC’s agenda. “Her integrity, dedication, and vision for a better Ghana make her the ideal candidate to join me in leading our party to victory in the upcoming elections,” Mahama said in a post on X.

A Historic Choice for Ghana

The selection of Opoku Agyemang as the NDC’s vice-presidential candidate is a historic one, as she is the first woman to be nominated for such a position by a major political party in Ghana. Moreover, the move has been hailed by many as a sign of progress and inclusivity in the country’s politics, which has been dominated by men for decades.

The NDC said in a press release that the choice of Opoku Agyemang reflects the party’s commitment to diversity, empowerment, and representation of women in leadership roles. The party said Opoku Agyemang has the knowledge and expertise to contribute to the development and transformation of Ghana, especially in the areas of education, health, and social welfare.

A Challenge for the Ruling Party

The NDC is hoping to unseat the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by President Nana Akufo-Addo, who defeated Mahama in the 2020 election. The NPP has not yet announced its running mate for the 2024 election, but it is widely expected that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia will retain his position.

However, the NPP has accused the NDC of being incompetent and corrupt, and has touted its achievements in managing the economy, fighting poverty, and providing public services. The NDC, on the other hand, has criticized the NPP for failing to deliver on its promises, worsening the debt situation, and suppressing dissent.

The 2024 election is expected to be a close and competitive one, as both parties have strong support bases and loyal followers. The voters will have to decide which party can offer them a better vision and a brighter future for Ghana.

Despite the challenges and uncertainties that Ghana faces, Mahama said he is optimistic that the country can overcome them with the right leadership and policies. He said he and Opoku Agyemang are ready to serve the people and restore their hope and confidence. “Together, we can build a prosperous, peaceful, and inclusive Ghana that works for everyone,” he said.

Source: Modern Ghana 

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