Son of the opposition NDC’s running mate Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is confident his mother will succeed despite attacks on her by political opponents.
Dr Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang says in spite of name-calling and attacks on her candidacy, his mother will succeed in her new role.
“I’m proud of her. I know it’s something that she will put herself in very well so I’m proud. I’m also impressed by the decision of the party to nominate her,” he said.
Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s candidature as running mate for the NDC is one that has been subjected to various attacks especially from some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) who believe she isn’t fit for the job.
The former University of Cape Coast Vice Chancellor’s name was revealed as the running mate at a meeting of the NDC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at the party’s headquarters at Adabraka in Accra on July 6.
Subsequently, there have been suggestions by some members of the NPP that she is unfit for the post.
Others also claim her track record speaks little of her as being a politician, thus, she will not be able to deliver as the running mate of the party.
Dr Opoku-Agyemang who is impressed by his mother’s nomination, however, does not agree with any of the assertions.
He said even though falsehood has become synonymous with Ghanaian politics, Prof Opoku-Agyemang will stay focused and deliver on her mandate.
“I wasn’t surprised when she was given the chance because I know how far she can take the country. She has been in partisan politics as the Minister for Education.
“Either way, even as Minister, you’ll still receive some attacks which are baseless but in the end its part of our political discourse. It’s one of the reasons why we have such a high index in the freedom of speech.
“It’s unfortunate that it’s part of the discourse and even if we don’t accept it, we know it is there so we have to accept it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang began her campaign Wednesday at Komenda.