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Former President John Dramani Mahama’s running mate for the December 7 elections, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang has won the admiration of some Ghanaians on social media over what they describe as a mature speech devoid of political insults.

The former Education Minister was officially outdoored on Monday, July 27, at a ceremony held at the University of Professional Studies in Accra to partner John Mahama in the December 2020 polls.

A part of her introductory speech, which has been shared numerous times on social media reads: “What really matters is not to be first through the door. What matters is to hold the door open for those behind us and create other avenues for self-actualization for many more.”

Hours after her speech, some Ghanaians took to their social media handles to commend the astute educationist on what they described as her ‘mature’ speech.

President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe in a Facebook post said, “So who wrote Jane’s speech? Such dignifying, candour, verve, humane and almost no vitriol…”

He stated in a separate post, “I woke up. I realized that Jane’s speeches are cleverly woven and leave no blind spots to attack her. Something strategic is unfolding here. Leaves bewildered folks to simply say, it is HIM not HER.”

Executive Director of the Africa Education Watch, in a similar post said, “What a speech!
No insults; No Hate; No lies; Only wisdom.”

The hashtag #It’sHer has received more than 5,145 tweets in the last 24 hours. Below are some tweets:



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