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NDC to Outdoor Prof. Jane Opoku Agyemang as Mahama’s Running Mate For 2024 Elections

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has endorsed Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as John Mahama’s running-mate for the 2024 elections, many sources have disclosed.

The NDC flagbearer on Tuesday submitted Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang’s name as his choice of a running mate to the party’s council of elders for consideration.

Sources close to The Accra Times suggest that the party is expected to announce Mahama’s choice at a meeting that had initially been scheduled for next week to deliberate on the flagbearer’s choice. Now, it is likely that the meeting and the subsequent announcement may happen earlier than scheduled.

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Opoku Agyemang, an educationist and former education minister was tipped before the announcement as leading the list of contenders to join Mahama as potential Vice President.

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She joins the race as one to have already had the experience of actively running a presidential election campaign after she was selected last four years as John Mahama’s number 2.

Before her intended selection, several names, including president of the Asogli traditional area, Togbe Afede, former chief of staff, Julius Debrah, former trade minister, Spio Gabrah, former NDC parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West, Awuah Darko among others have been tipped to be part of John Mahama’s numerous options.

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Her selection also signals the NDC may be serious about playing the gender ticket. As the party’s first female running-mate, she stands to be Ghana’s first woman Vice President if Mahama wins the general elections in December.

Many analysts also attribute her selection to the unspoken rule of the Central Regional factor. The NDC, since Rawling’s democratic run seemed to have made the Central Region a standard choice when choosing front runners at the elections.

It started with the late President Prof. Mills, who was Jerry Rawling’s Vice President from 1997 to 2001. When Mills later became President, he picked John Mahama as Vice President. Mahama continued the Central regional dependency with his choice of late Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and recently Nana Opoku Ageymang.

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