The founder of the opposition NDC and Former President o the Republic, John Jerry Rawlings has asked the running mate to Former President, John Dramani Mahama, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku – Agyemang to uphold to her principles of integrity.
JJ Rawlings said this when the NDC leadership led by its flag-bearer, John Mahama visited him yesterday, July 16 to officially introduce Prof. Jane as his running mate to him [Rawlings].
Rawlings also revealed that he had other equally qualified persons in mind when it comes to the selection of a running mate but decided to support Prof. Jane as she is settled on by the flag-bearer to help him capture power in the upcoming general elections.
John Mahama in introducing his running mate said that Prof. Jane had the all the credentials worthy of her selection. The appointment of Prof. Jane as the first female Vice Chancellor of a public university is one of the key achievements Mahama listed among others.
John Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the NDC also added his voice during the meeting by saying the selection of Prof. Jane as running mate will proof internationally that the NDC as a a political party standards for youth promotion and empowerment of women.
Former President Rawlings however urged Ghanaians to go out to register so they can exercise their franchise in the upcoming general elections. Rawlings continued by calling on political parties to desist from activities that is likely to create civil unrest in the country.