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13.07.2006 Politics

Bagbin Makes Strong Case For Women In Active Politics

By CITY NEWS
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Shortly after dropping the hint that he intends to run in 2008 as President on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Minority Leader, Alban S.K. Bagbin, made what could well be a strong case for the participation of women in active politics at the highest level.

He said the time has come for Ghana to entrust her destiny into the hands of a female ruler.

The Member of Parliament for Nadowli West was speaking exclusively to CITI NEWS.

Citing the recent election of Madam Johnson Sirleaf as President of Liberia, the Minority Leader told CITI NEWS that he believes it is now the turn of Ghanaian women to take a shot at the nation's most prominent job.

Hon. Bagbin said there are excellent women of substance who, when given the chance to govern, can turn the nation's fortunes around.

His comments come in the wake on increasing pressure on women by gender activists to endeavor to take more interest in competing for political office.

The Minority leader has obviously made a strong a case for Ghanaian women on the need for the nation to entrust the mantle of governance in their care, but the question is, is his party, the NDC, willing to blaze the trail by fielding a female candidate in the 2008 Presidential elections?
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