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“I Had Other Running Mates In Mind” But,…. – JJ To Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang

Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, has congratulated Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang on her appointment as Vice-Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Former President Rawlings hinted that prior to the announcement he was informed by former President John Dramani Mahama that Professor Opoku-Agyemang was the favourite among a list of shortlisted candidates following consultations with the party hierarchy.

“If this was the case then there was no reason to stand against it even though I had a few others in mind,” the former President said when the former President and leading party executives called on him on Thursday to introduce the Vice-Presidential candidate.

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The party founder however urged Prof 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 Ghanaian university and her significant contribution to the educational sector during her tenure as Minister.

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General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia who accompanied party Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Kofi Attoh, party Vice Chairman to the meeting, said Prof Opoku-Agyemang was a very good choice.

The National Democratic Congress Chief Scribe described the Vice-Presidential candidate as an outstanding candidate who raises their confidence that the party will win the upcoming elections.

He mentioned that the choice of Prof Opoku-Agyemang is a testament of the fact that the NDC stands for the promotion of youth and women empowerment internationally.

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