Ghanaians are reacting to National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer John Mahama’s selection of a running mate for the December 7, election.
He picked his former Education Minister Naana Opoku-Agyemang as running mate for the 2020 general elections.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang’s Vice-Presidential candidacy was revealed at a meeting of the NDC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at the party’s headquarters at Adabraka in Accra Monday.
The announcement brings closure to months of speculation and several fake news stories on the former president’s choice for a running mate for his comeback bid.
“I think this is my first time seeing a female being chosen as running mate .. congratulations to our very first female for making history in Ghana,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Others are also, raising questions on what the presence of a female as running mate does for the party and the country.
Prof Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang. John Mahama’s running mate for the 2020 presidential elections. What does she bring on board ahead of the 2020 polls? Gender factor? Educational background? Akan factor?#JohnMahama2020 pic.twitter.com/iN3gp82dcv— Kobina Otchere Ackom (@Mastermindzz1) July 6, 2020
I think this is my first time seeing a female being chosen as running mate .. congratulations to our very first female for making history in Ghana🤗#JohnMahama2020— Honourable Speaker (@_lock_inside_) July 6, 2020
Buh i dont understand NPP oo…— Ťhat Abossey Okai Loan Officer (@kwamenyarkoosaf) July 6, 2020
So if Jane Naana opoku Agyemang helped JM cancelled trainee allowance…why do u think she will help JM cancel Free SHS?…
JM wont cancel it please….we will only cancel the boarding fee….not the whole free shs..#JohnMahama2020
Immediately after the appointment, people hv started listing prof. Jane’s ‘bad’ Records as a public servant.— OWUSU EMMANUEL (@Kingsparow100) July 6, 2020
2020 Elections just got interesting 🤣🤣#JohnMahama2020
Yes but JM is making history with her. We move #JohnMahama2020— StandwithVoltaRegion (@KamamDela) July 6, 2020
So all the pressure NPP was putting on JM, they were expecting him to name Dr. Kwabena Duffour so that they can do propaganda? Now NPP can use their well prepared money laundering n bank fraud propaganda they prepared waiting for him, to the build the 94 hospitals.#JohnMahama2020 pic.twitter.com/AApcIDqrmH— Mary Banks (@MBanks133) July 6, 2020
2013 WASSCE— King of Lagos (@Maali_gh) July 6, 2020
This woman no make we see top kraa. She made it her life’s vision to make sure nothing go leak
Botwe dey get 10mins to the paper how we we go get..
I get my revenge 😋🤣🤣#JohnMahama2020 #jane #NDC
NDC is coming with a strategy and I think it will be very interesting to know.— Godson🌚 (@OtuGodson) July 6, 2020
Let’s wait and see how it goes. #JohnMahama2020
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman has been picked as the running mate for @OfficialNDCGh to partner the Flagbearer @JDMahama for the upcoming December 7th general election, this is a solid partnership, I can see Victory on the ticket of John and Naana.#JohnMahama2020 pic.twitter.com/zd6FfTJzqs— ALHASSAN MOHAMMED SANI (@MohasanMOHAMMED) July 6, 2020
Mahama be smart guy pass— Shawarma (@originallinkup) July 6, 2020
He just added 40% of the women’s population vote to his #JohnMahama2020
Mahamma make smart move now the ladies are going to vote 😂#JohnMahama2020— Pages (@emmanu__el) July 6, 2020
Bawumia even liked it – #JohnAndJane = #JJ #JohnMahama2020— OLDloveStory (@OurDayShow) July 6, 2020
Looks like women empowerment! My daughter now wants to be President. Glad. At least she will have a role model as first Female Vice President Prof. Nana Opoku Agyemang. Is Mahama on social media? pic.twitter.com/1Lmwfq3BHZ
“Yɛn Mma Mo Chalk Biaa” 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂— Akim Oda Beyoncé (@Kaakyire_Ako) July 6, 2020
Congratulations Prof Jane #JohnMahama2020
Many congratulations to Prof. but I don’t think she’s the best choice for @JDMahama to capture power from the incumbent @NPP_GH government come January 7, 2021 but Dr. Kwabena Duffour can help change the narrative. Therefore, I don’t agree with #JohnMahama2020 🙏#EIBElectionHub— Kwadwo Global🌎🌍🌏 (@EdwardA81865237) July 6, 2020
Congrats Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman! 🥰 presidential running mate of the biggest opposition party in the country? This is a great news for us (women) best wishes— Ayishatu Zakaria Ali (@ayishatu_) July 6, 2020
Women arise! Now you are fully represented at the highest level of the decision-making table!— Kofi Gunu 🇬🇭 (@kofi_gunu) July 6, 2020
Collectively, we shall restore dignity and sanity to the office of the Vice President. #JohnMahama2020 pic.twitter.com/0tkwb1xVwZ
Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang force mmom but paaa say as a fellow l go vote give am, unless Jesus comes down to gimmie money 😂😂✊🏽— Meek Mani 🐺 (@yungmanidc) July 6, 2020
Prof Naana Opoku Agyemang is an accomplished, remarkable and history-making candidate any day: The first female on, indeed, a major party ticket in Ghana. , this is a very ”interesting choice”. But will it work the magic? Your honest reactions. #JohnMahama2020— Yeboah Elikem Innocent (@SirElikem36) July 6, 2020
#JohnMahama2020 Sam George talking about women employment why then don’t you make the woman the flag bearer of NDC it swear that will bring NDC to power in 2020— Abynadoko (@abenadoko58) July 6, 2020
Congratulations To Mrs Jane Naana Agyemang 🔥🔥🔥🤯🤯#JohnMahama2020— Shiela_Bartels Ba (@CurtisEscoba) July 6, 2020
Ghana’s incoming First Female Vice President, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman. Prof is credible, incorruptible, truthful, God-fearing. Congratulations and welcome to the table, mummy. You’re indeed the better person to partner Former President Mahama.🙏 #JohnMahama2020 pic.twitter.com/Tw5BjR1jvl— Shoco (@EkowDjan_) July 6, 2020
By this time some are worried they Still can’t find nothing on her 😂😂😂 #JohnMahama2020— Efo Awuku (@EfoAwuku) July 6, 2020
You people don’t understand. Whoever advised Mahama did the right thing. He could have lost basaaaa especially how Nana Addo has given us nice Free things. I hope #Mahama will say Free University because of Prof. Opoku Agyemang. #JohnMahama2020— OLDloveStory (@OurDayShow) July 6, 2020
The future is female; her party may not win this election but just know one thing. Many more like her will arise and win and keep shattering that concrete ceiling. #TheFutureIsFemale #TheFutureIsNow— Being Kofi (@BeingKofi) July 6, 2020
I think the 77 tough questions Dr. Bawumia gave to the late Amissah Arthur will now be given to Prof. Jane Naa Opoku-Agyemang to answer them.— Rich_CEO👽🇬🇭 (@alcantara_san) July 6, 2020
Answer All Question in SECTION B #JohnMahama2020 🤣💔
Whhaattttt 😍😍😍😍😍 Is this true????? The glass ceiling has been shattered… Goosebumps pic.twitter.com/dWVHqijAqB— delorisfrimpongmanso (@delayghana) July 6, 2020
— Yaw_Sarkodie (@ValentineMcCoy1) July 6, 2020