September 24, 2020
Clickongh

Focus on her record not insults – Ursula advises Prof Opoku Agyemang's critics

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has pleaded with political opponents to focus on the record of the NDC running Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman in public life rather than name-calling and invectives because of her gender.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful in a statement on her Facebook page said she welcomes the selection of Prof Opoku Agyeman as the NDC’s Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2020 elections.

She posted: “We should take her on for her record in public life and resist the temptation of calling her names and hurling invectives at her just because she is a woman”.

Related Articles

‘Montie 3’ remission was lawful-Supreme Court rules

Supreme Court throws out Montie 3 remission case

Court to decide on judgement date for Montie trio pardon challenge

Montie 3 pardon was in the interest of Ghana – Prez Mahama

NDP condemns President on release of Montie trio

Parties divided over ‘Montie trio’ petition

Reservations

The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West also stated that Prof Opoku Agyeman would have a hard time persuading women to support her bid because she signed the ‘Montie three’ petition.

She mentioned that the NDC running mate was among the persons who signed the petition for the release of three NDC communicators who had threatened the then Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood.

Related Articles

NPP jabs Prof. Opoku-Agyemang; Describes her political record as abysmal

Inclusive democracy wins – Prof Opoku-Agyemang says of nomination

Who is Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang?

OFFICIAL: Mahama selects Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang as running mate

“That episode is still fresh on the mind of every woman in this struggle. It was no mean a person than Ghana’s first female Chief Justice who had been attacked by the NDC and there was Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman rising in defence of her party youth who had been convicted for their barbaric actions,” Mrs Ekuful said in an interview on OMAN FM.

Read the entire post below;

TAKE NAANA OPOKU AGYEMAN ON FOR HER RECORD IN PUBLIC LIFE AND SPARE HER THE INDECENT ATTACKS ;URSULA REACTS TO SELECTION OF NDC’S VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Ghana’s Communications Minister and Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who is a renowned gender advocate has said that though she welcomes the selection of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman as the NDC’s Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2020 elections, gender advocates cannot vouch for her contribution to the cause of women empowerment in the country.

She said many women across the political divide have for years fought tirelessly for women and children’s rights in this country and Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman is not one of them. ‘You can easily mention former First Lady of the Republic, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, and some others in the NDC as shinning examples of female politicians who have contributed immensely to the advancement of women empowerment and inclusion in Ghana.’

The former Vice President of the International Federation of Women Lawyers explained that Prof. Jane Naana Opoku – Agyeman’s record in public life would make it very difficult to rally the ‘female Constituency’ to support her bid. She mentioned that the NDC’s Vice Presidential Candidate was one of the notable women who signed the infamous ‘Montie three’ petition for the release of three NDC communicators who had threatened to ‘rape’ the then Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Wood.

‘That episode is still fresh on the mind of every woman in this struggle. It was no mean a person than Ghana’s first female Chief Justice who had been attacked by the NDC and there was Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman rising in defence of her party youth who had been convicted for their barbaric actions.’ Mrs. Ekuful said in an interview with OMAN FM.

The Ablekuma West legislator went on to plead with political actors to spare the NDC’ s Vice Presidential Candidate all the scathing attacks and abuses directed at female politicians in the Country.

‘We should take her on for her record in public life and resist the temptation of calling her names and hurling invectives at her just because she is a ‘ woman’. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said in her interview on Monday.

Source: Politics