Communication Minister and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has stressed that Prof Jane Naana Agyemang as running mate for former president John Mahama will not cure him of his ‘indecisive’, ‘incompetent’ leadership.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show, she noted that the National Democratic Congress have done themselves a great disservice as their choice of running mate equally has no good record just as their flagbearer.
In terms of women empowerment, she chastised Prof Naana Agyemang for playing no significant role.
“I’ve worked in this field since 1990 . . . Since we started understudying our leaders since 1990 and keep going on advocating for the liberty and empowerment of women, her (Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang) name hasn’t appeared anywhere. She was teaching in her University. Nothing wrong with that. Everybody should be in her lane. Everybody and where her strength lies; so you can’t compare somebody’s work to your own. Maybe she has chosen that in academia, that’s where her strength lies; nothing wrong with that. But for you to say today that because she is a woman, she is going to fight for women empowerment; she is not a part of the women rights activists. She wouldn’t even know where to start from,” she emphasized.
She added, ”no matter how intelligent the running mate is, it can’t cure an indecisive incompetent flagbearer”.
“Judge her on her track record. What work did she do while in government? What value is she bringing on the ticket of her nomination? Exactly, what is she going to do to add to her ticket?”
“The value is the same. First one, she doesn’t have any women’s rights credentials at all that I know,” she charged.