Actress, Yvonne Nelson, is applauding the naming of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman as the Running Mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Presidential Candidate for the 2020 election.
Ms Nelson calls the breakage of the ice ceiling for women as good and proper, advising Prof. Opoku Agyeman not to be a disappointing Vice President when it comes to it.
“Prof. I love this. WOMEN can. Deliver and serve your people right. We know its strategic, yeah. We only need leaders who will put Ghanaians first, do this and don’t be carried away like they all do when they win. All the best,” Yvonne Nelson tweeted.
The tweet comes as adlib to an outpouring of congratulation and bile that has greeted the naming of a woman as flagbearer in a party that actually has a real chance of being elected into office.
Though the NDC is not the first to name a female Running Mate, the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) which was the first to do so has never been a winsome party.
Many see the naming of Prof. Opoku-Agyeman by former President Mahama as an opportunity for Ghanaian women to elect one of their own into office.
Immediately she was named the NPP launched misogynistic attacks on her, calling Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman as a hater of her fellow women and a wicked person.
She was also branded as a hater of teachers by Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, the NPP’s MP for Adentan Constituency. However, Mr. Asamoah has received thorough condemnation for his sexist and misogynistic statements as women, including the NPP’s Ursula Owusu, welcome what is seen as John Mahama’s masterstroke.
Throughout the entire history of Ghana, a woman has never been President or Vice President before.