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Ghana awaits first female VP if opposition wins 2020 polls

Ghana awaits first female VP if opposition wins 2020 polls

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<p>Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has been selected by former Ghana president John Mahama as his running mate for this year’s presidential election.</p> <p>Representing the main opposition National Democratic Congress (<span class="caps">NDC</span>), she becomes the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.</p> <p>The 69-year_old Opoku-Agyemang, is a former education minister and university professor. She was also the first female vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in 2008.</p> <p>The former president called her “God-fearing, a distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant and a role model”.</p> <p>The Dec. 7 poll will pit Mahama, who governed from 2012 to early 2017, against his successor, President Nana Akufo-Addo, who defeated him in the late 2016 election.</p> <p>The presidency has changed hands repeatedly between the ruling New Patriotic Party, <span class="caps">NPP</span> and ex-president Mahama’s <span class="caps">NDC</span> since 1992 in a series of peaceful elections that have cemented Ghana’s reputation as one of West Africa’s most stable democracies.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkuumba.be%2Fposts%2F1304147763000829&width=500" width="500" height="575" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>
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