Former President Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang on her appointment as the running mate of the NDC.
Mr. Rawlings has revealed that prior to the announcement, he was informed by John Dramani Mahama that following consultations with the party hierarchy, Professor Opoku Agyemang was the favourite among a list of shortlisted candidates.
According to Mr. Rawlings, even though he had other names in mind, there was no need to stand in the way of flag-bearer.
The founder of the National Democratic Congress made the revelation when Mr. Mahama and some leading party executives called on him to officially introduce the Vice-Presidential candidate to him.
“If this was the case then there was no reason to stand against it even though I had a few others in mind.”
Mr. Rawlings charged Professor Opoku Agyemang not to deviate from her principles of integrity.
Former President John Mahama in introducing his running mate said Professor Opoku Agyemang had the credentials worthy of her selection and listed several achievements to justify her appointment.