I won’t declare to the world I was only a driver’s mate during challenges’ – Prof Opoku-Agyemang

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the running mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has pledged to Mr Mahama that she will never say that she was a mere “driver’s mate” if they face challenges while in government.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, in putting out his vision as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said he was a mere “driver’s mate,” which prevented him from dealing decisively with some challenges the government faced.

But at her outdooring at the UPSA in Accra on Wednesday, Prof Opoku-Agyemang assured former President Mahama that she would share in the party’s collective successes and take responsibility for any setbacks.

“I will share in our collective successes and share responsibility for our setbacks if any. And at the time of reckoning, Your Excellency John Mahama, I will not in advancement of self-serving ambition declare to the whole world that I was only the driver’s mate,” she stated.

The former Education Minister added, “The election is not only about bringing the NDC back to power, which is indispensable in our current circumstances.”

She continued “The elections ahead and winning them is about winning elections for a purpose. The purpose goes beyond those enumerated above. The purpose is the opportunity to heal our country again. It is about the opportunity to pull Ghana back from the precipice of destruction, of normalising corruption, of incomprehensible greed and from deep despair.”

“It is to work towards a Ghana where citizens have confidence and hope and are determined to regain their independence of thought and of agenda. We must work towards a Ghana that at the very least, can feed itself; where the law truly works; where there is shared prosperity; where democracy has not become a fluke; where people are not abused and where the basic necessities of life are not denied the majority or eventually, anyone.

“It is a chance to work hard towards a country where citizens do not feel disrespected, are not intimidated, ignored because of the way they vote or the language they speak. The victory we seek as a party is to invite everyone to the onerous task of rebuilding a broken Ghana, of restoring hope, in a manner that the NDC is capable of doing by their history and achievements.

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