NPP General Secretary, John Boadu thinks Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is not a popular figure.
Former President John Mahama on Monday announced the former Education Minister and University of Cape Coast’s first female Vice-Chancellor as his running mate.
And while the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) thinks she is bringing nothing new on board, the oppposition NDC strongly disagrees.
Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is reported to have said that Mahama should have settled on a different person.
“If he (John Mahama) wanted a woman, when they were mentioning some women who have demonstrable competence who have risen through this House to establish themselves firmly in the feminist [sphere], one such person could have been Hanna Tetteh. She has been an MP before, she has been a Minister of Foreign Affairs. So, she has learned the rules. So, she could have complemented President Mahama,” he told the Parliamentary press corps on Tuesday, 7th July 2020.
And to further buttress the Majority Leader’s point, General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu speaking in an interview on Neat FM said it will take a long time before she adjusts herself to the political terrain and to gain some popularity.
“Take her to Bukom or let her take a walk from Bukom to Makola and count the number of people who will wave . . . lead her anywhere . . . that’s not to say women are not qualified or capable,” he told Maame Biama Kwafo on the ‘Me Man Nti’ programme.
Listen to him in the video below