When life threw her one of its unfortunate curves, instead of being empathetic towards her plight, these people rather took Lydia Seyram Alhassan to the cleaners.

When she was hit in the heart with one of life’s greatest mishaps, instead of her fellow women coming to her aid, they described her with adjectives not pleasant to the eyes and ears.

Loath as I am to repeat this, the hypocritical tendencies of people who are asking us to support Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang because she is a woman, I am forced to reference what they said about Honourable Lydia Seyram Alhassan.

In Parliament, the women caucus of the opposition National Democratic Congress led the onslaught of attacking Lydia. They described her as a ‘Bloody Widow’ for no justifiable reasons.

Where were these latter day gender activists who seem to have been dwelling in stark darkness in those days but have had their eyes cleared of the debris on same to be singing women’s empowerment to us?

Was Lydia Alhassan a man to them and did not need to be empowered? Was Lydia an alien from Pluto not to be supported? Probably, Lydia was a citizen of Antigua and did not deserve to be empowered!

What angers most of us was the fact that none of these thesis writers and human rights activists saw it prudent if not pertinent, to speak against those heartless men and women in the NDC who were attacking the womanhood of Lydia Alhassan!

Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang is no special breed or better than Lydia Alhassan for these hypocritical souls to be preaching empowerment for her!

It is not as if Naana Opoku Agyemang is some competent person for which reason we are being impressed upon to rally behind, she is less than average in the scheme of things. Her stint with the Education Ministry brought out the incompetence in her.

People should stop this nonsense of women empowerment as far as this half-baked running mate is concerned, for she is not a better woman than Lydia Alhassan or any other Ghanaian woman for that matter!

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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