The ‘Keteke’ director, Peter Sedufia has opined that the December polls would record fewer women voting as compared to the preceding times. This is because the men’s leaderships have failed them. He asserted.
In a democratic country where the pursuit of gender equality and rights are highly sought, the political environment gives room for women to take up the responsibility in steering the affairs of the nation. It has always been the campaign message of these political icons to involve women in their government, but that’s just a political gimmick to sweep in votes from them. Besides, the women population in Ghana is more than male.
Sedufia wrote, “The men leadership has failed them. They’re disappointed that they only speak about involving them, get their votes, and forget about them, almost completely. So really, more middle class and elite women would exhibit great apathy towards the December polls.”
Sources have it that the main opposition party’s candidate, John Mahama has chosen a female as Vice President, in the name of Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the former Minister for Education, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast. According to “Aloevera” director, the move is a smart one if it’s true because it could win him some more votes.
“If John Mahama chooses a female vice-presidential candidate as is being speculated, it’ll only be a smart political move to energize and drive their female constituency, and probably, some trickles of female floating voters to the polls to vote for him.
The Ghanaian women make only 13.5% in parliament, and if possible we can have the first woman Vice-President of the land. However, the period after the last election has seen a lot of gender activists in favor of women. Is Ghana ready for a woman vice?
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