Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the attacks on his running mate Professor Naana Jane Opoku – Agyemang as disappointing by the New Patriotic Party(NPP)
“I am largely disappointed and I’m sure many Ghanaians are even more disappointed that the government, the leading NPP and members would call a press conference on such an occasion and without even extending any warm appreciation or congratulation or anything to the other party, would attack and go on with their usual politics”, Madam Joyce Bawah Mogtari spokesperson for the Former President John Dramani Mahama has said.
According to her, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang’s nomination “is to once more restore respectability to the high office of Vice President” and not the other way round as the NPP has claimed.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) just after it was announced that Professor Jane Opoku has been nominated as the running mate of John Mahama to face Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia quickly organized a press conference in the capital chastising the former president and his running mate.
In the statement, the NPP levelled a litany of accusations against the professor while they described her nomination as “a clear indication that he (John Mahama) does not take the Ghanaian electorate seriously”.
They described the move by the opposition NDC as “dangerous and a threat to Ghana”.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not responded to the claims officially.
However, responding to the ruling party, in an interview with the nation’s broadcaster GBC radio monitored by MyNewsGH.com, Madam Joyce Bawah Mogtari clearly indicated that the former president is disappointed in the NPP.
In her interview, she revealed that, the Former Minister for Education and Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast’s nomination is widely accepted and has brought lot of joy to many Ghanaians.
“When you follow social media, on the entire news portals you follow the conversation, I’m sure you realize that this is the nomination that is widely accepted by the good people of Ghana in our entire history. I have met many feminists, even my colleagues on the other side have reached out to congratulate President John Mahama for this nomination”, she told Ibrahim the host of Behind the News on GBC radio.
Madam Joyce Bawah further described Professor Jane Naana Opoku –Agyemen as a woman with in-depth knowledge and experience ‘no push’ over and abundantly hard working woman.
“That press conference is now the butt of many jokes on social media”, she adds.
Source: MyNewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2020