The ruling New Patriotic Party has described former President Mahama’s running mate as a danger to Ghana’s growth and development.
According to the party, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang teachers in the country suffered in the hands of the former Vice-chancellor when she served as minister of education in erstwhile Mahama administration.
It comes after former President John Mahama settled on the academician as his running mate for the 2020 elections.
Addressing a press conference after the announcement of the opposition running mate, Communication director of the NPP Yaw Buaben Asamoa said Mr. Mahama has sent a wrong signal with the selection of the Professor.
“Teachers were the highest hit when Naana Opoku-Agyemang was Education Minister. These inhumane treatments meted out to Ghanaian teachers at the time was the brainchild of Naana Opoku-Agyemang the-then Minister of Education. We need not remember anybody that the cold-hearted manner by which teachers were treated cannot be forgotten easily by the teachers themselves or the nation. The worst thing associated with her name is the Montie 3 saga. When the trio threatened death on some Supreme Court Justices, she was one of the people who joined the campaign and appended her signature to have the trio who had been incarcerated at the Nsawam Prison released against sound advice by well-meaning Ghanaians. How can such a woman be given such a responsibility now to take care of everybody in the country?
“We wonder what message candidate Mahama is sending to Ghanaians by picking Opoku-Agyemnag as Vice Presidential candidate when her stewardship in the past brought hardship to teachers and trauma to her colleague women. While we wish the NDC well in this regard, we also wish to tell the NDC that we are ready to tell Ghanaians about the dangers she poses to our growth and development as a country”, he said.