The confirmation of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang brings to four the number of Vice Presidential candidates the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has chosen from the Central Region since the inception of the fourth republic.
MyNewsGh.com has discovered that Kow Nkensen Arkaah who hails from Senya Breku in the Central Region became the leader of the National Convention Party (NCP) prior to the 1992 presidential elections. His party formed an alliance with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of Jerry Rawlings, and Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE). As part of the deal, Arkaah became the Vice-Presidential candidate on Rawlings’
Professor John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills who also hails from hailed from the town of Ekumfi Otuam was selected by Rawlings for the vacated Vice-Presidency in his bid for re-election to a second term in the election and was re-elected to his second term in office, serving from 1996 to 2000. In his capacity as Vice-President, he served as the Chairman of the Police Council of Ghana and the Chairman of the Economic Management Team.
Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur who was the fifth Vice-President of Ghana’s 4th Republic, hails from Cape Coast. Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana. He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in.This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang becomes the fourth person was Born on 22 November 1951 in Cape Coast.
Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang attended Anglican Girls’ Secondary School at Koforidua and Aburi Presby Girls’ School.
She then had her secondary education at the Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast from 1964 to 1971.