Former national Women’s Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ama Benyiwa Doe has disclosed she is more convinced the nomination of professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as a running mate for former President John Mahama will maximize the chances of the opposition party.
The former Central Regional Minister, in an interview with Kwame Minkah on Dwaboase on Power 97.9 FM, noted the NDC’s 2020 ticket is formidable, stressing the professionalism and achievements of the immediate past Education Minister in the academia will translate to good fortunes as the nation heads to the polls in December.
“the fact that she has 3 PHDs; that fact that she’s a woman and someone who strives for excellence can boost NDC’s chances,” she told host Kwame Minkah.
“She has a lot of experience to add to John Mahama’s candidature…I believe her capabilities,” she said in Akan, adding the former UCC Vice Chancellor’s nomination was a right box the NDC ticked ahead of the crucial election.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang is expected to be officially outdoored today, July 7,2020 by the NDC, following her nomination early this month.
The ceremony, to be held in the evening, will strictly adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols.
As a result, about 100 people drawn from a wide array of groupings are expected to attend the ceremony, a statement signed by John Mahama’s 2020 Campaign Spokesperson, James Agyenim-Boateng noted.
But Benyiwa Doe, a former member of the Council of State, believes the running mate should be accessible and be available for the thousands of academics in the country and help to get their policy proposals considered.
To ensure that the NDC emerges victorious in the 2020 polls, Ama Benyiwa-Doe also entreated all Ghanaians to take part of the EC’s nationwide voter registration exercise so that they can exercise their franchise during the elections.
She also went on to urge officials of the Ghana Police Service stationed at various centres to be neutral and enforce the laws as violence has reared its head in some areas.