The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)has once again showed its lack of support and believe in its Presidential Running Mate Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang.
After her pre-recorded interview with Citi FM’s Bernard Avle’s Point of View programme, the NDC failed to publish the video recording on its official social media platforms.
For a party that posts all interviews of its flagbearer on its social media handles, it is strange why this particular interview has not been listed on its Facebook page (https://web.facebook.com/OfficialNDCGhana).
The interview was largely centred on the NDC’s record in the Educational sector and their current Running Mate’s role as Minister of Education under the John Mahama Administration.
Madam Opoku Agyemang was however evasive when posed with questions on the Economy and other sectors of Governance.
This perhaps again calls into question what Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang is bringing on board as running mate and if the NDC really believes her quality.
Many top brass of the party are beginning to believe the NDC has shot itself in the foot by selecting Prof. Opoku-Agyemang and the party may just have to forget about winning the 2020 polls because it will not be possible with their choice of running mate.
Interestingly in another pre-recorded interview with GH-One’s Nana Aba Anamoah which was broadcasted earlier, the NDC Running Mate gave a rather comical answer to a question as to whether she can debate Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia.
“If there’s a chance to debate Dr. Bawumia why not? If he debates me on economy I will debate him on literature”, she said.
This statement reportedly did not go down well with many political watchers especially people within her own party who believe that her answer was “politically incorrect” considering the challenges the country’s economy is facing post COVID-19 and the need for the right national leadership going into next year.
It will be recalled that just after she was named as running mate to John Mahama, Political scientist Dr. Osei Bonsu has described the decision as a terrible mistake.
He explained although Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is a technocrat, her experience is in another field.
“Looking at her background, I don’t know what she is bringing on board. In modern governance, you need someone with an economic and finance background. She does not have these backgrounds and so she is not the best choice. We shouldn’t forget that the Vice President is the chairperson of the Economic Management Team and the one place she can attract more votes is the academia”, he added.