Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi constituency in the Savannah Region, Hon.Yussif Sulemana has expressed his support for Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as the running mate to former President John Mahama in the upcoming December polls.
The deputy ranking Member of Trades and Industry Committee in Parliament has also slammed critics including the NPP who have immediately launched attacks on the track-record of the educationist saying they simply cannot find a single fault in her.
Former President Mahama on Monday, July 6, settled on former Education Minister Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 elections.
The Council of Elders and Founder of the party have approved the choice of the candidate.
Hours after the announcement, the ruling NPP described former President Mahama’s running mate as a danger to Ghana’s growth and development.
According to the party, teachers in the country suffered in the hands of the former Vice-chancellor of UCC as a minister of education in erstwhile Mahama administration.
But Hon. Sulemana maintains that Prof. Jane has worked hard to be where she is now and that she cancelled the allowances’ to do away with the quota system in the Colleges of Education which has always limited the intake of Teacher Trainees in the country.
He told Yagbon News in an interview that “she’s a good material for the party and the NPP can’t find fault on her, and so they go back and hit on ‘she came and cancelled allowances’ Is that all you have to say about this noblewoman?”
He went on “and so I think she has the experience to stand and to partner his excellency John Dramani Mahama to steer this country that is almost on the ditch to safety. She is an excellent choice.”