- Amanda Clinton says NDC's running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, is an excellent choice for the position
- The lawyer said even though many people are surprised by the choice of Professor Opoku-Agyemang, she predicted so long ago
- She said women treat such positions with all the seriousness
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The choice of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has been hailed by many Ghanaians, including former Ghana Football Association's presidential hopeful, Amanda Clinton.
On Monday, 6 July, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag-bearer, John Dramani Mahama, announced the former education minister as his running mate ahead of the December polls after a meeting with the party's National Executive Committee (NEC).
She becomes the first woman to have attained such a position in the NDC, a feat lawyer Amanda Clinton described as historic.
Amanda Clinton, in a post on social media, declared that she predicted a competent woman like Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang would get the NDC’s running mate position.
The former Ghana Football Association lawyer added that women always serve and treat such roles very seriously.
She further stated that the former vice chancellor of the University of Cape Coast will also bring her “communication and personable skills to support and engage at senior level, irrespective of which party she serves."
She concluded her statement by saying:
"We are witnessing history in 2020. May many more positions open up for bold, definitive, and engaging female public figures without the mob harassment that comes when a female dares to compete at her level."
Meanwhile, the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has also pleaded with members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to focus on the record of the NDC running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, in public life rather than resorting to name-calling.
In a Facebook post, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said she welcomes the selection of Prof Opoku-Agyemang as the NDC's vice presidential candidate for the 2020 elections.
Her post read:
"You can easily mention former First Lady of the Republic, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, and some others in the NDC as shining examples of female politicians who have contributed immensely to the advancement of women empowerment and inclusion in Ghana."
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported on some achievements of the NDC's running mate during her time as education minister from 2013 to 2016.
Her sterling record as Minister for Education is a healthy mixture of innovative policy initiatives, quality outcomes, and massive infrastructural development.
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