Mahama puts woman on ticket

Former Ghana President John Mahama has chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.

The Dec. 7 poll will pit Mahama against his successor, President Nana Akufo-Addo, who defeated him in the 2016 election.

Opoku-Agyeman, 69, is a former education minister and university professor. She was the first female vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in 2008.

Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman

Mahama describes her as “God-fearing, a distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant and a role model.”

Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia were formally nominated in June by their New Patriotic Party to run for a second term.

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