The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Dome-Kwabenya, Elikplim Akurugu has sent a congratulatory message to the running mate of the party, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.
Mrs Akurugu in a statement the nomination of the former Education Minister to that high position shows the flag bearer, John Mahama, is a” visionary leader” who “has always believed in the capabilities of women as part of nation builders.”
Assuring Prof. Opoku-Agyemang of a massive support from her and the NDC women wing in the constituency, Elikplim said the decision will make it possible women ” to always have a significant role to play in the party.”
Prof. Opoku Agyemang was the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) from 2008 to 2013.
Currently, she is the Africa Board Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). She has been a FAWE member since 2014.
The NDC women in Dome-Kwabenya believe she will dazzle as a running mate and the first ever female vice-president of the country.
Below is their statement;
NDC PC FOR DOME-KWABENYA, ELIKPLIM AKURUGU, CONGRATULATES PROF. NAANA JANE OPOKU-AGYEMANG
On behalf of the entire membership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, I wish to congratulate Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang on her historic feat and endorsement as the vice presidential candidate of our great party.
This is another first from our visionary leader, former President John Dramani Mahama, who has always believed in the capabilities of women as part of nation builders.
Ghanaian women will forever be grateful to His Excellency John Mahama for always showing the way and making it possible for us to always have a significant role to play in the party, and also at the national level when he was in power.
On behalf of the Women’s Wing of the NDC in Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, we wish to pledge our unflinching support to Prof. Opoku-Agyemang and want to assure her that she can always count on us to succeed.
I want to call on all women in Ghana to support this noble cause aimed at giving us our first shot at the Office of the Vice President. History must be made and the time has come to prove that women believe in themselves.
I am for Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, what about you?
NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency
July 7, 2020