2020 Elections: Prof Opoku-Agyemang Begins Campaign; Heads to Hometown for ‘Blessings’
Running mate to National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer John Mahama, Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has commenced her campaign to rally support in her bid to become the first Female vice president of the country.
Prof Opoku-Agyemang, on Tuesday, July 28, visited her hometown, Komenda Traditional Council in the Central Region, to introduce herself to the chiefs and the people.
She sought to seek their support and blessings as she begins her new role.
She called on the Nananom as tradition demands and was received by Chief of Komenda, Nana Kojo Kru II.
She explained her visit was just to introduce herself to her father, Nana Kojo Kru II, after she was introduced to the whole nation on Monday by the NDC flag bearer, John Mahama.
“Under the normal circumstances, I was supposed to visit my father to seek his thoughts when the invitation was extended to me. However, the urgent nature of the invitation made it impossible. All the same, I reached out to my Father on phone for his blessings,” she explained.
Paramount Chief of the Komenda Traditional Area, Nana Kojo Kru II told Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang that he discovered something unique in her from the time she became the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
“I discovered your relationship with us and your works, even in Komenda here. I thus got my palace to even hand over the royal staff to you. That staff is the staff of the royal stool. You made it easier for us because you never abandoned us,” he told the NDC running mate.
“You are my daughter, my loving daughter. We gave birth to you for a purpose, and that purpose, you have always lived it. We are proud of you. We know that you were selected not just because you are a woman, but because you are extremely competent,” he added.
Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang after her meeting with the Chief of Komenda addressed her townsfolks at the Komenda lorry park.
She told the crowd, tradition demanded she returned home to seek their support and blessings after the responsibility was bestowed on her.
She was in the company of the party’s campaign team led by Prof. Joshua Alabi and other party big wigs.
Among her entourage were brother of late President Atta Mills, Samuel Atta Mills, MP for North Tongu, Samuel Ablakwa Okudzeto, Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, former Deputy Central Regional Minister, the NDC Central Regional Chairman, EKT Addo.