The Eastern Regional Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bismark Tawiah Boateng, has called on electorates in the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, to refrain from voting for women, merely because they want them to feel empowered politically to contribute to governance.
According to the Regional Chairman, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) female parliamentary nominee, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi, lacks the qualities needed to become a Member of Parliament. He alleged that the NPP’s female nominee cannot even prepare good soup.
“This year, John Mahama will continue and Baba Jamal will also continue. People are saying a woman is contesting here; but we all know that not all women are women. There are some women whose soup tastes good and some who cannot even cook; but as for this Akwatia woman her soup is not tasty at all.”
Speaking at the campaign launch of Baba Jamal in Akwatia, Tawiah Boateng also accused the former NPP MP, Akomen Kessi, of not executing a single project in the constituency.
“I am a Regional Chairman. Hon Kessi is also a Regional Chairman. I am throwing a challenge to him that we should both meet at any radio station so that he tells us what development he brought to the Eastern Region and Akwatia when they were in power. He was an MP in Akwatia. He should point to any projects he undertook. He was an MP in Akwatia before Baba Jamal came but he can’t compete with Baba Jamal.”
This is not the first time electorates in the constituency have been advised not to vote for Madam Adu-Gyamfi.
NPP’s hairdresser can’t be an MP – Baba Jamal
In June 2016, Baba Jamal similarly advised some electorates in the constituency not to endorse Madam Adu-Gyamfi’s candidature, describing her as a mere hairdresser.
He was reported to have stated that, Adu-Gyamfi, is not good enough to execute the duties of a Member of Parliament, as a hairdresser.
Baba Jamal further noted that, unlike him who is a professional politician and a lawyer, the NPP aspirant would not be able to catch up with the proceedings of the house and lobby for development for the area.
Source: Daily Guide