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Politics Wed, 30 Jan 2019

Ayawaso West Wuogon by-Election: NDC Candidate denies describing women as 'incapable of leadership roles'

The National Democratic Congress Parliamentary Candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Delali Kwesi Brempong has denied media reports claiming he says the NPP made a mistake by electing a woman as their candidate.

He described the news report as an attempt by the NPP to tarnish his hard-earned reputation and to score political points.

Mr Brempong is competing with three others in Thursday's by-election for the Ayawaso West Wuogon which became vacant after the death of Emmanuel Kyerematen Agyarko.

A statement issued by the NDC candidate indicated that "I, Delali Kwesi Brempong, the NDC's Parliamentary candidate for this Thursday's by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, write to emphatically deny the above-stated story being circulated on various media platforms by officials, assigns and surrogates of the NPP. Confronted by imminent defeat in the upcoming by-election, the NPP has resorted to a campaign of lies and calumny all in an attempt to smear political opponents".

He added "I wish to state that I have always worked with and respected women as capable representatives of the Ghanaian society, and as such wish place on record that at no occasion in the said interview did I make any statement attacking women as incapable of leadership roles whether in politics or in any other field of endeavour".

Delali Brempong believes that the electorate will elect him to represent them in parliament.

Below is the full statement

RE: "AYAWASO WEST WUOGON BY-ELECTIONS : NPP MADE A MISTAKE ELECTING A WOMAN AS THEIR CANDIDATE, KWASI BREMPONG CLAIMS."

I, Delali Kwesi Brempong, the NDC's Parliamentary candidate for this Thursday's by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, write to emphatically deny the above-stated story being circulated on various media platforms by officials, assigns and surrogates of the NPP. Confronted by imminent defeat in the upcoming by-election, the NPP has resorted to a campaign of lies and calumny all in an attempt to smear political opponents.

However, I believe that electorates of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency are discerning and will not fall for these fabrications and manipulative antics of the NPP.

I wish to state that I have always worked with and respected women as capable representatives of the Ghanaian society, and as such wish place on record that at no occasion in the said interview did I make any statement attacking women as incapable of leadership roles whether in politics or in any other field of endeavour. What I am against is an impostor parading as a widow when she is not; a person whose disrespect for the customs and traditions of Ghanaians since the death of my long-time friend, Mr Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko has rather raised concern and infuriated many who had come to love the late MP.

I wish to state without equivocation that as a Ghanaian brought up according to our customs, I abhor the open disregard for the dignity of the family and children of the late MP of the constituency which has seen my opponent openly parade the under-age children of my longtime friend on the streets to solicit for votes at the time they were grieving the sudden and painful death of their father. No one can excuse such predatory behaviour, and it is that which I have condemned and will always condemn.

The people of the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency continue to turn up in their numbers everywhere my campaign team and I go; they have shown wide acceptance and incredible support for my message of change and policies for development and effective representation for the people of Ayawaso West Wuogon. Hence, no last-minute gimmickry will change the victory that approaches for the National Democratic Congress on whose ticket I stand in this by-election. It is too late in the day for the desperate NPP to pitch the women of the constituency against me through emotional blackmail. The die is cast and it is clear that the people of Ayawaso West Wuogon will not fall for the deceptions of the NPP.

God bless Ayawaso West Wuogon.

God bless Ghana.

Thank you.

Signed!

Delali Kwasi Brempong

NDC PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE FOR AYAWASO WEST WOUGON CONSTITUENCY

Source: Daniel Kaku
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