About 26 market women groups from Ashanti and Ahafo regions have threatened to vote against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) if the party Flagbearer Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia in consultation with the National executives of the party fail to choose a female running mate from Ashanti region for elections 2024.

According to the groups, the male-dominated leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party which has formed government for about 16 years is not serving the women-majority population group’s interest in the country hence the call.

Addressing a news conference in Kumasi, Madam Ama Brago who spoke on behalf of the Racecourse Market women’s branch of the Ashanti Region said we are tired of all male dominance in government and in politics.

“Our plea to the Ruling New Patriotic Party is that time has come for the party to cease picking males as the running mate for the Party going into elections 2024. We are calling on President Nana Akufo Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and the entire leadership of the party to learn from the NDC and settle on a female running mate from Ashanti else the NPP should forget about market women votes. We want a caring woman who listens to our concerns and develops policy that will serve the interest of the women group that form the majority population of Ghanaians’’ She warned.

The Ahafo Mim representative of the market women groups also reiterated the concerns of their colleagues from Ashanti registering her disappointment in the management of women’s affairs by the ruling government which she associated herself as a member.

She said: ”Our call is simple once the NDC has chosen Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as the Running Mate to partner former President John Dramani Mahama into elections 2024, we are begging for the NPP to also replicate the same. If the NPP refuses to listen to our call we will never vote for the NPP presidential candidate Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia. We will vote for a party that has a woman as a running mate. Because we are sure a woman Vice President will represent women in general on policy formulating table’’ she lamented.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/Isaac Justice Bediako