"I Was Once Intimidated..." - Brigette Dzogbenuku Reveals


Former Running Mate for the Progressive People's Party, Madam Brigette Dzogbenuku has revealed that she was once intimidated by a section of the public in some Regions while on a campaign tour in 2016.


According to her, although the task was difficult, she was not belittled by the intimidating adding that her courage helped the party emerge as third after the 2016 election.


Speaking on an Accra-based television on Wednesday, Madam Brigette Dzogbenuku said "I was intimidated but because some women set the pace so it was not that much. Much respect to Madam Hawa Yakubu. She has suffered a lot in the political game. Insults and Intimidations"


She added that she had challenges with some cultures in some regions adding that she will call for a change if her party wins power.


"I feel some cultures in the country has to be changed. It does not allow the women on many things. At one point, I who was a leader of a delegation at a certain Chief's palace had to be the last since it was not accepted for a woman to lead men" she said.


She further explained that although the party was new by then, she had her constituents.


Madam Dzogbenuku also mentioned that as being the daughter of a soldier, she managed to win the hearts of some soldiers in some barracks and her old school mates from Wesley Girls to support the PPP in 2016.


"I studied in Wesley Girls for 7years so I pulled majority of them to support PPP in 2016. I got people also from the Aviation Social Centre among other places to rally behind us"


She hinted that the PPP party has not collapsed adding that they will be contesting the 2020 general elections.


ThinkNewsOnline has gathered that Madam Brigette Dzogbenuku is the 7th female to be elected as a running mate in the history of Ghanaian Politics.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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