The National Youth Organizer of National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Opare Addo, has said the party did not choose Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as running mate to John Mahama for sympathy votes from women.
In an interview on Onua FM Monday, August 17, he said the former Education Minister was chosen because they wanted to give women the chance to be part of decision-making at the highest of levels.
“We the NDC did not pick up our running mate because of sympathy votes,” he said, adding: “Women have broken ceilings, women have worked in areas where they thought men were the only ones to make it there.”
He made reference to women who have made it around the globe as a reason behind the decision to choose a female running mate.
“The best performing economy in Europe is the German economy which is led by a woman, we all know the exploits of Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom and we’ve seen how long women have reigned in England.”
By Sheena Pankani|3news.com|Ghana