Yesterday, former President John Dramani Mahama might have significantly increased his chances of winning the 2020 Presidential elections.
While the NPP government is saddled with dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and President Akufo Addo forced to go into isolation after coming into contact with an infected person, John Mahama is enjoying positive publicity.
It comes after he announced that Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang would be his running mate for the election.
This made her the first woman to have a real chance of becoming a vice president, however, she is not the first women to become a running mate.
At least, 7 women have been in her position before.
Prof Naa Afarley Sackeyfio was Kwabena Darko’s of the NIP running mate in 1992.
In the 2000 Presidential election, Petra Amegashie was chosen as the running mate of Dan Lartey’s GCPP.
Then in 2008 madam Patricia Ameku accepted to become the running mate for the DFP with Emmanuel Ansah Antwi as its Presidential candidate.
Cherita Sarpong was once Michael Abu Sakara Foster of the CPP’s running mate.
In the highly contested 2012 Presidential elections, the Late Eva Lokko was chosen by Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom as his running mate.
In that same year, Helen Matervi run with Hassan Ayariga as his running mate.
During the last four year’s Presidential election, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom who was running for President on the ticket of his PPP chose Brigitte Dzogbenuku as his running mate.
Through out the country’s history, we have had illustrious women who have both put themselves forward and taken on the mantle of leadership.
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