A group of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communicators within the Volta Region of Ghana have taken some political actors and social media users to the cleaners for their constant attack on the National Democratic Congress’s running mate Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyamang.
Mr. Bright Abotsi who spoke on behalf of the group in a statement he issued on his Facebook page, Requested from the Ashanti Regional Chairma of NPP, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi to render an unqualified apology to Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyamang and Women at large.
He emphasized that, his Chairman must apologize because after and before politics, we are humans.
He stressed that, “One of the major obstacles to women’s political participation in Ghana is the culture of contempt, insults and passing of degrading comments against female political aspirants and politicians”.
He said for some time now, some political actors and social media users especially Wontumi had been casting aspersions on the person of Professor Jane Naana Opoku -Agyamang a move seen to just discourage her.
Furious Bright noted that Prof. Jane Naana Opoku -Agyamang is the first woman to be appointed as a running mate on the ticket of largest political party therefore must be encouraged for her boldness and not insults and name-calling to destroy her hard-won reputation.
He seized the opportunity to call on all interested in women’s empowerment to condemn the attacks on women who seek political office without fear or favour adding that “is gradually becoming a culture that has for long sought to downgrade women’s worth and dignity, so as to keep them perpetually marginalized and subordinated in society”