John Boadu, NPP’s General Secretary, claims that Prof. Jane Naana is not a famous figure.
Furthermore, former President John Mahama announced the first female deputy Chancellor as his running mate to the former Education Minister and University of Cape Coast.
And even if the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) thinks it doesn’t bring anything new, the NDC is strongly opposed.
Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu reportedly said that Mahama ought to have settled on another person.
“If he (John Mahama) wanted a woman, when they were mentioning some women who have demonstrable competence who have risen through this House to establish themselves firmly in the feminist [sphere], one such person could have been Hanna Tetteh. She has been an MP before, she has been a Minister of Foreign Affairs. So, she has learned the rules. So, she could have complemented President Mahama,” he told the Parliamentary press corps on Tuesday, 7th July 2020.
In an interview with Neat FM, NPP’s General Secretary John Boadu further reaffirmed the view that it would take a long time for her to adapt to politics and to gain prominence.
“Take her to Bukom or let her take a walk from Bukom to Makola and count the number of people who will wave . . . lead her anywhere . . . that’s not to say women are not qualified or capable,” he told Maame Biama Kwafo on the ‘Me Man Nti‘ programme.