A Senior Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Alexander Kaakyire Frimpong, says former University of Cape Coast (UCC) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, can help John Mahama to win the 2020 elections as running mate.
Alexander Kaakyire Frimpong is of the opinion that a female candidate holds the magic wand to help the NDC flagbearer win the 2020 elections.
Speaking Monday, July 6, 2020, on Anɔpa Bɔfoɔ on Angel 102.9 FM, the Senior Lecturer said he is convinced the former academic has what it takes to help Mahama win the 2020 polls.
“She can do the [magic] for Ghana. I want more women in politics so I would be glad if he selects a woman to be his running mate…it’s only when one of the two biggest parties select a female running mate that there can be a female president in Ghana so that would be very import,” he opined.
Mr. Frimpong added that Naana Opoku Agyemang can match sitting Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, in other areas aside from economics.
“People consider geographical factors and the electability of the candidate and the ability of the person to help in governance…there are people who can be electable but not good in governance and vice versa…,” he said.
Mr. Frimpong continued that the Presidential candidates do not select their running mates from their strongholds because they do not just want regional balance but also to win the hearts of other floating voters.