NPP women root for Leonora as vice
An ardent women pressure group of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on the party’s flag bearer and its leadership to nominate Mrs. Leonora Kyerematen, National Governance Programme Co-ordinator, as running mate of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The group, which stormed the offices of the Daily Graphic in
As a strategic planner, the group pointed out, that she has also lectured many of the party hierarchies in the art of political party activities. In addition, the group said women had contributed substantially to
“Since independence, apart from Nkrumah’s bold initiative of creating space in Parliament for women (affirmative action), the driving principle in politics equity has been regional balance,” the group advocated. It added that the political game in the country had been all about men, and women had been effectively bowed out.
Members of the group pointed out that during the congresses of the various political parties, there were 17 male aspirants in the NPP, four in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and five in the Convention People’s Party (CPP), stressing that even campaign teams formation did not name women. They said
The group stated that in the last seven years or so, the national vision to reduce poverty and empower the vulnerable while we grow to share, it stated. “Women, the youth, children and the disabled are the poorest and the most vulnerable in society, and it is for this reason that a youthful women as Mrs. Kyerematen must be brought to the centre stage to give a human face to the national vision.”
The group again noted that Mrs. Kyerematen was of a true blue-blooded NPP pedigree who had deep roots in the UP tradition. Members of the group were of the view that as
Mrs. Kyerematen is a practising Christian, and a member of the Executive Council of Christian Council of