Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has disclosed the reason why the flagbearer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) picked Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for the upcoming general elections.

According to Mr Prempeh, the former President settled on Prof. Opoku-Agyeman because he doesn’t want to be competed when he loses the 2020 December and decides to contest again in 2024. To him, Prof Jane is advanced in age and that will prevent her from competing him.

Dr Prempeh speaking on Net 2’s show ‘The Seat’ said, “recently President Mahama said something, he said in this world if you come first, you’ll leave early. The woman is older than him so does he mean the woman will die before him? I see that President Mahama wants to contest in 2024, he knows that as for 2020 he will lose. So, he doesn’t want opposition, he won’t go for a young man like me who will say he is younger than him. That is why he settled on Naana. It is very deep, but he will keep confessing as if he has been hypnotized.”

Mr Mahama recently speaking during on of his campaign tours asserted that Ghanaians should not vote for President Akufo-Addo again for he’s advanced in age and in natural order of things, he will not live long to repay all the debts he left behind.

“If we follow the order of life, the path ahead of Akufo-Addo is shorter than all of you, young people. If you go to the market, you’ll see a small goatskin and an old goatskin. Young people can die I agree but if the natural order is to be maintained somebody who is twenty years old is going to live the next fifty years”.

“At my age, I’m going to live shorter, Nana Akufo-Addo is going to live shorter because at his age, in the natural order of things, he has shorter time so that debt he is not going to pay,” the former President told the Chiefs and people of Nadowli during a recent campaign event where he was urging Ghanaians to demand accountability from the ruling government.