The running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 general election, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang on Monday made a rallying call to Ghanaians to turn to the NDC to help build a country with equal opportunities for everyone.
“I extend a hand to everyone, no matter how disappointed you have become; no matter the depth of your frustration, your anger, your despair, Come! Let’s chart a path for our country, built on the values of integrity, merit, trust, responsible citizenship, caring, putting others first, simple polite language,” she said.
In an address, after she was officially introduced as the running mate by former President John Dramani Mahama in Accra on Monday night, Prof Opoku-Agyemang appealed to Ghanaians to come and join the NDC to rebuild Ghana’s institutions and an inclusive nation that was not afraid to respect divergent views.
“Come, men, women, our youth, our children, together, let us build the Ghana we can have which must belong to us all, and which must pay special, working and workable attention to the vulnerable,” she stated.
The NDC running mate said it was time the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality that seemed “locked down if not quarantined” was brought back, stressing that: “We must ease restrictions on the Ghana we know that respects, tolerates, liberates.”
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said Ghana must be in full light towards sustainable development, to a destination of peace, inclusion, self-confidence, plain honesty and where good old hard work mattered.
She said the resolve of the NDC to serve the country, remained strong and would, therefore, not be intimidated.
“No shaking! We will stay the course. We will not be distracted. We will remain focused. We will raise high the flag of Ghana. The time is now and ‘Inshah Allah’, we will succeed,” she stated.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang said the past three weeks after she was nominated had been interesting, sobering and humbling experience for her.
She expressed her gratitude to the founder of the party, Mr Jerry John Rawlings, the Council of Elders, members of the National Executive Committee, the Functional Executive Committee and the entire rank and file of the NDC and the general public for their incredible support and words of encouragement.
The former university don said she was coming to the position with a mindset of a team player.