Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) activist, Dela Coffie, has noted the choice of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as John Mahama’s running mate brings nothing of value to the party and does not increase the chances of the party defeating the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming 2020 general elections.
He is of the opinion that Prof Opoku Agyemang’s choice may be proof that the NDC is working towards the 2024 elections instead of this year’s election.
While many commentators hailed John Mahama for settling on the accomplished academic and administrator, Dela Coffie argued that she brings nothing substantial to the NDC ticket.
“Congratulations is in order for Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman. An academic of great repute with a lot of honours, but in terms of political activism and correctness, is the juice worth the squeeze?
How does this nomination factor into the NDC’s succession plan? How is this ticket different from Mahama/Amissah Arthur 2016 ticket?
For me, John/Jane ticket brings virtually nothing to the table in terms of political mileage. Unless of course, Mahama is actually working his way through the much talked-about ‘Agenda 2024.’
Whatever the case may be, there’s nothing new here, and there’s obviously nothing interesting – Same faces, same fate. Old wine in new skin – Business as usual and still the ostrich covers its eyes.
God save the king,” he wrote on social media.
Meanwhile Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has been hailed as the first woman to be nominated as running mate in a major political party.