"You Make It Too Difficult For Women, Cut Us Some Slug" - Ursula Ekuful To Male Parliamentarians
Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has cracked the whip on male Parliamentarians saying their over dominance in the quest for power is making it difficult for women to contest and win elections.
According to her, it is about time male Parliamentarians cut some slug for their female counterparts.
In an exclusive with ThinkNewsOnline, Madam Ursula Ekuful said "We need to seriously consider the affairs of the affirmative action process in selecting our candidate into Parliament. This is gruesome that it leaves so many scares, you need more time to heal the wounds. We don't have that time so if we can work to ensure that more women get into parliament in an easier manner"
She added that having more women in Parliament will be good for the NPP party, country and legislature as well.
The Minister of Communication who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West also added that she is happy, Honourable Adwoa Safo had the majority votes in the just ended Parliamentary Primaries in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency which has helped her retain her seat.
"We are too few so I was a little concerned that the few women in parliament were being so hotly contested" she noted.
The MP for Ablekuma West also mentioned that although she is friends with both contestants, she is happy the keenly fought contest saw Adwoa Safo emerge as the winner.
"It does not mean that Mike Oquaye Jnr is not a good candidate. It means that Adwoa is slightly ahead of him in this Constituency but he lives to fight another day" she said.
She hinted that thd open declaration of support for Honourable Adwoa Safo by Mike Oquaye Jnr will go a long way to help shape the party as it prepares towards the December 2020 general elections.
The Minister of Communication said "He accepting the defeat peacefully tells us that he is a great son of the party. He has put his love for the party above his personal ambition so we thank him. If he had not been gentle, it would have brought lots of misunderstandings in the Constituency"
She added that she is looking forward to MP and High Commissioner working together to defeat the NDC.
"They joining forces can only help the Constituency and heal the winds here. The party and the Constituency sits in the middle that is part of the reasons why I came to support whichever candidate women and to let them know that ultimately it is the party that is the winner. Yes, losing an election is not easy but very painful but they need to look beyond that and focus on what they can do as a greater good for the NPP"she noted.
The MP for Ablekuma further reminded followers from both camps that the elections are over adding that if the majority has chosen Adwoa Safo, they should rally behind her in the larger interest of the party.
ThinkNewsOnline can confirm that Honourable Adwoa Safo has emerged victor in the just ended Parliamentary Primaries in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency.
She won with a slim margin of eight votes.
Honourable Adwoa Safo in her speech thanked the delegates for voting for her and assured to continue from where she stopped.
His Excellency Mike Oquaye Jnr on the other hand congratulated the incumbent MP and pledged to support her in all her endeavours.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith