After months of lobbying, waiting and anxiety, former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Tuesday announced Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, as his running mate for the 2020 elections.
The stage is now set for the take-off of the 2020 general elections, as the two main political parties, i.e. the New Patriotic Party and the NDC, have all settled on their presidential and vice-presidential slots.
The announcement on Monday, of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, reaffirms the commitment of the leader of the NDC, who in government demonstrated enough commitment to women empowerment by appointing many women into government and this certainly settles the argument as to which political party, has Ghanaian women at heart.
Prof. Opoku Agyemang, is on the cusp of history and has made history already as the first female running mate of a major political party in Ghana, since the country ushered in the fourth republican dispensation in 1992.
Conversely, by some tinge of historical coincidence, Prof. Opoku Agyemang's life, in many respects, we think, is anchored on the arc of progress for women in Ghanaian society, having been the first female Vice-Chancellor of a state University in Ghana.
Her nomination - bringing women, barred by custom, to the pinnacle of Ghanaian politics - is to be celebrated as inspiration for young African women, and as hope for women in nations and cultures, including ours, that deny them the most basic opportunities.
It is a further proof that opening doors to women elevates and strengthens humanity. Prof. Opoku Agyemang's, academic qualification, skills, experience and femininity is a winning package.
As a newspaper we align ourselves with this decision to have her not only as a running mate, but as the vice-president of this great nation.
Of all her attributes so far elucidated by people who have worked closely with her, especially her students and colleagues, she is described as; great, brilliant, bold, courageous and talented, awesome, gifted, powerful and capable
A woman who waved the limitations of the environment, stereotypes, to come this far is worthy of our support, and as a newspaper, not only do we endorse her as the best choice for John Mahama and the NDC, but for Ghana.
Congratulations once again, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang.
It is our opinion Prof. OPoku Agyemang, must accept the urgency of the moment and apply herself diligently to help the NDC wrestle power from the New Patriotic Party, as that is the clarion call of all Ghanaians.
As she settles down to her schedule of duty, this newspaper joins other Ghanaians in wishing her success as she wades through the miasma of Ghana's political terrain in the hope that her nomination will open more doors for women to make noticeable difference.