The Communication Minister, Women’s rights activist and leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has reacted that, the majority leader of Parliament Kyei Mensah Bonsu’s comment about John Mahama’s running mate Prof. Jane-Opoku-Agyeman is not derogatory.
Speaking in an interview on Newsfile, through Zoom, monitored by Talksafrica.com, the Women’s right activist has stated that, she sees nothing derogatory about the MP for Suame Constituency’s comment made a few days ago.
The Majority leader was quoted to have stated in a media encounter that, perish the thought, he is not wishing that anyway, assuming John Mahama becomes the President and he is no more, is Prof. Jane Opoku Agyemang capable of being described as the President of the Republic, adding that, it is not an attack on his person, but the quality in governance that she could affect and effect on the country.
In response to the said comment played on the current affairs discussion platform on JoyNews Newsfile, Mrs Ursula Owusu, when asked whether the statement uttered by the Suame MP is derogatory she responded that, it is absolutely not derogatory, she said the MP made an argument which, he only thinks that, there are more capable women than Prof. Jane Opoku Agyemang within NDC.
She further argued that, in the Majority leader’s opinion, he doesn’t think Prof. Jane-Opoku-Agyeman is capable of being described a President of the Republic to that end, she thinks he is entitled to his opinion and should not be faulted for that.
Meanwhile, Mrs Ursula Owusu condemned Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party in Ashanti region’s comment about Prof. Jane Opoku Agyemang but maintained that it is his personal comment and should not be associated with NPP as a whole, further stressing that, on that score, does not merit an unqualified apology from the governing NPP.
Iddrisu Muftaw | Talksafrica.com