Avouched feminist and Radio Presenter, Felicity Nelson has said that she will vote for the opposition NDC in the upcoming election because the party has elected a female as its running mate.
“For NDC to pick a woman as a running mate for the biggest opposition party in Ghana is amazing and the representative is very important which is going to make young girl look up to her and so far as she has become a running mate for the party definitely she can become president of Ghana and the NDC party are willing to embrace their women when it comes to rallies and when it come to an appointment women are giving the bottom of a barrow,” she said.
According to her, she is “extremely disappointed” in the ruling NPP government and that forms part of her reasons for deciding to vote for the NDC.
According to her, she was contemplating voting for independent candidate until the NDC sent out a very strong message on ‘inclusion democracy’.
“I’m absolutely voting for NDC because of Professor Naana Opoku Agyemang. I did vote for the NPP but the NPP has been extremely disappointing to me and I was kind of contemplating for the independent candidate until the NDC sent out a very strong message about all inclusion democracy.
“I’m going to vote for the NDC. I’m definitely not happy with the current system in which we are in now under the ruling government and if there is any alternative system why should the current system be the standard”….she said
The former member of the Feminist group, “PepperDem” also spoke on the tribalism and ethnocentrism which have become issue in the run-up to the general elections in the country. Many people are of the view that Ghanaians are one people regardless of their ethnic affiliations.
However, it has become common place in recent times to see and hear some candidates in this year’s general elections campaign on ethnic grounds.
She said, “People vote because someone is handsome, and people vote because of tribal bases and why not voting for someone because she is a woman?”
Source: Ghana |GhanaNewsPage.com | William Kabutey Dosoo