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Attack On Prof Opoku-Agyeman Is An Attack On Ghanaian Women- …

National Women’s Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw has expressed indignation at the increasing rate of attacks by the ruling New Patriotic Party on Vice-Presidential candidacy of Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman.

Speaking in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra base Kingdom FM, the NDC’s National Women Organizer put the ruling NPP on notice that the NDC will not tolerate any attempt to undermine the choice of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as John Dramani Mahama’s running mate due to gender.

“We have a standby team that will deal with the attackers of Prof. Opoku-Agyeman”, she added.

The response of the outspoken Politician follows the comments made by the NPP’s Buaben Asamoa that former President John Mahama’s choice of running mate is an indication that he does not take Ghanaian electorates seriously.

Reacting to the issue, Hannah Bissiw argued that, “any attack on Prof Opoku-Agyeman is an attack on Ghanaian women and womanhood, therefore we will not sit there for people to insult women. We will not sit there for the NPP to only use women for votes and underestimate women hence doubt the abilities and capabilities women who take up leadership positions in the country”.

She reiterated that, “the NDC as a political party believes in women empowerment, respects women and accepts the fact that women are used in building and developing a nation.

Expressing confidence in Prof. Opoku-Agyeman’s Vice-Presidential candidacy, Dr Hannah Bissiw believe Prof Opoko-Agemang will help and support Former President John Mahama to build and develop the country hence increase women’s equal participation and representation in public policymaking and decision making at all levels.

However, the NDC National Organizer urged members of NPP to allow Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman to prove to Ghanaians that women have the ability and capacities to rule a country.

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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