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Let’s use political power to fight injustice, hunger- Prof. Opoku-Agyemang

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.

By Edzorna francis Mensah

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the running mate to the NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama has asserted that, political power must be used to improve the living conditions of the citizenry to eliminate hunger and promote justice for all without discrimination.

According to her, “politics about fighting injustice, hunger, hopelessness, arrogance, selfishness, unbridled greed, corruption, state capture, disrespect of fellow human beings”, as she noted that, “our country is not sitting pretty. Things have gravely deteriorated. We all agree to that. It is high time we came together to do the hard work, to build, again, regardless how daunting.

In her acceptance speech programme held in Accra, 24th April, 2024, Professor Opoku-Agyemang said, that“politics, not insults or filthy language, not disrespect or fear, not violence or greed; not abuse of power or hypocrisy”

“In this fight, we don’t need private armies, mercenaries, destructive ammunition, or, in Ghanaian parlance, “by heart talk” or wanton ruining of hard-earned reputations. That is not politics; it is jealousy hoisted on cowardice.We need the armour of principles, selflessness, of compassion, of truth, of sacrifice, all rooted firmly in using power in the service of those who give it to us.”

She, however, noted that Ghana can rise again; Ghana will rise again and this time, not to slack under the leadership of Mahama.

“Let no one tell us otherwise, not even those who have so alienated themselves from reality as to be impervious to the truth—the truth of women delivering on the floor, of children waiting for a benevolent person to advance much-needed vaccines, of young children learning in dangerous circumstances; of teachers threatened and parents intimidated from their core functions of caring for their own children; of those who can no longer afford healthy and once generally affordable meals euphemistically called “face the wall” and “kofi broke man”, or of elderly citizens who must picket for their own money. What is that?”

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