A Political Scientist at the Methodist University, Dr. Osei Bonsu has posited that the selection of Naana Opoku Agyemang as running mate for John Mahama is a terrible mistake by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, the party should have selected a technocrat with economic and finance background considering the fact that the person will chair the Economic Management Team.
He said, “looking at her background, I don’t know what she is bringing on board. In modern governance, you need someone with an economic and finance background. She does not have these backgrounds and so she is not the best choice. We shouldn’t forget that the Vice President is the chairperson of the Economic Management Team and the one place she can attract more votes is the academia.”
Dr Bonsu said Naana Agyemang had a bad record as former education minister by scrapping teacher trainee allowance.
“As a minister, she scrapped teacher trainee allowance. Under her watch, teachers taught for 12 months and were paid only three months. Even common chalk which led to the famous statement by former second lady Mrs. Amissah-Arthur,” he noted.
To him, the NDC has shot itself in the foot by choosing her. He advised the party to forget about winning the December 7 polls because it will not be possible with their choice of running mate.