Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah has raised questions about the leadership of the NDC flag bearer and former President John Dramani Mahama for Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang.
The ex-minister of Education, Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, was unanimously chosen as running mate to ex-President John Mahama by the NDC National Executive Committee and Council of Elders days ago.
“Naana Jane is God-fearing, a respected scholar, a dedicated public servant, and a role model”, he said.
The party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi also stated that the NDC is ”certain in our minds that this is a winning ticket. His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama, will deliver the NDC victory for the forthcoming elections. He will be able to support competent, reliable, honest, sincere and matured Professor Naana Jane Agyemang.
Hon, however. Hon. Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang was invited by Simon Osei-Mensah to walk on an NDC ticket with care as running mate.
After the professor’s selection, Mr. Mahama wrote a note complementing her attributes on his Twitter.
“Naana Jane is a godsayer, a successful scholar, a conscientious official, and a role model,” he said.
The party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi also confirmed that the NDC is ”sure in our minds that this is a winning ticket. His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, skilfully assisted by professor Naana Jane Agyemang who has been professional, trustworthy, truthful, genuine and matured, will win the NDC in next elections’.’
But Hon.-Still Hon. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang was called on by Simon Osei-Mensah to cautiously ride the NDC ticket as Running Mate.
According to him, the Fante confederation leaders of the party have been repeatedly mistreated by the NDC.
He told Kwami Sefa Kayi on “Kokrokoo” of Peace FM that since 1992, the parties had disqualified all Fante individuals chosen to be runners.
“NDC has a Fante under the 1992 constitution in their history and still has not been handled well by them. And my heart skipped a beat when I learned of another Fante. From 1992, let them show me a person they treated well with everyone selected to be on their ticket. I want one, “he said. He said.