The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed his gratitude to the national executives, members and supporters of the party for supporting his choice running mate.

Mr Mahama a week ago nominated his Minister for Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, who is also Ghana’s first female Vice Chancellor of a public university as his Running Mate.

Addressing a meeting of his campaign team over the weekend in Accra, the former president said women have long proven themselves as equally qualified and very capable of taking on the mantle of leadership at the highest levels.

Mr Mahama said his nomination of Professor Opoku-Agyemang is a good example of the amplification of women who have worked hard to be where they are, and not tokenism.

He said the former university don deserves the position of running mate by dint of her hard work and track record both as Minister of Education and Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.

Touching on the current state of leadership in the country, Mr Mahama expressed concern that at a time when people need leadership the most, leadership seems to be missing in the country.

The former president said the NDC has a proven track record of providing capable leadership even in times of adversity.

He, therefore, urged members and supporters of the party to work hard for victory in the December election so that leadership can be restored to the nation.