Selecting Naana Opoku Agyemang As Running Mate Was A Great Mistake ~ Yaw Boateng Gyan
A former National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Yaw Boateng Gyan, has said that the running mate to John Mahama in the 2020 elections brought nothing in terms of fortunes to the party.
In an interview on Neat FM’s Ghana Montie show with Mac Jerry Osei on Wednesday, September 15, 2020, Yaw Boateng Gyan indicated that Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman was a monumental failure as running mate to Mr. Mahama.
“The decision to make Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman as our running mate was a very poor decision. She was a bad choice. She added nothing to our fortunes. I would say she was a monumental flop as running mate to President John Mahama” he stated.
Yaw Boateng Gyan emphasized that some of them were rooting for Dr. Kwabena Duffour as the party’s running mate but for some strange reasons, politically naive Naana Opoku Agyeman was settled on by Mr. Mahama.
The former National Organizer was responding to a malicious publication by Michael Dokosi’s Daily Post in which Mr. Boateng Gyan is described as anti-John Mahama following his public support for Dr. Duffour to lead the National Democratic Congress in the 2024 elections.
“We shall not be intimidated by Dokosi and his people with this anti-John Mahama tag. It is a democratic party and we all have the right to support whoever we deem fit. Even Rawlings who founded the NDC is no more, his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has also parted ways with this party. These things must stop. I would not be intimidated by such publications” he thundered.
The former National Organizer of the party, many have said, was booted out of office by a John Mahama sponsored candidate. In the last elections, another candidate was sponsored by the Mahama camp which saw Yaw Boateng Gyan losing to Joshua Akamba.