NDC's vice presidential candidate Naana Opoku-Agyemang

The NDC in the home region of Naana Opoku-Agyemang has congratulated her on her selection as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.

In a statement, the Central Regional branch of the party said Prof. Opoku-Agyemang “comes to the table with real feminine ambience, proven competence and personal integrity.”

“She is an extremely affable and calm personality with distinguished academic and public service records.

“There can never be any better time to be proud as a woman than this time,” the statement added.

The party also invited women and women groups in the region to join the party’s course to “deliver victory for affirmative action at the 2020 polls.”

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is the third running mate the NDC is selecting from the Central Region after the late John Atta Mills in was first selected in 1996 and the late Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.

The NDC announced Prof. Opoku-Agyemang’s selection on Monday, a decision which has since been touted by NDC MPs and spokespersons.

She previously served as the first female Vice Chancellor of a public university in Ghana when she was appointed to head University of Cape Coast in 2008.

When Mahama won the 20212 elections, she was appointed Minister for Education and served from 2013 to 2017 before the NDC was ousted in the 2016 polls.