The ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast says the decision by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama to select a woman as his running mate for the 2020 presidential poll will forever be remembered by Ghanaian women.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang made this comment during a ceremony to outdoor her since her appointment as the Vice-presidential candidate of the NDC flagbearer.
“Your Excellency John Mahama, your singular decision to select me as your running mate has generated a whole web of responses and debates. But importantly, it is a new focal point for girls and women; you have respected women; the women of Ghana will not forget; the youth will remember; generations to come will commit your decision to memory and make it a reference point; we will partner with our men and youth, as we have always done, and work hard to achieve peace in our land, because that is the best way to respond to this high recognition,” she said.
“Making history is gratifying, but what really matters is not to be first through the door. What matters is to hold the door open for those behind us and create other avenues for self-actualization for many more. That is the work of the next four years,” she added.