A lot of congratulatory messages and praises have been showered on Mahama for fueling the ‘women empowerment’ agenda.
However, those with opposing views argued that this is nothing new because subsequent election races saw some political parties featuring women in their political race.
Some examples sited were Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party running as the party’s Presidential candidate, Eva Lokko chosen by Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom to run as a vice-presidential candidate for the CPP and Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings running as a presidential candidate for her newly founded party the NDP
These backlashes were supposedly targeted at the Feminist movement who is said to be making a big deal out of the appointment.
Mrs. Rawlings was vying for the presidency itself, feminism was dead then I guess.
Better still we can talk about Akua Donkor. Hypocrisy in Highest form. pic.twitter.com/YMyNG0FOs3
— Akua Donkor (@cadasco191) July 7, 2020
Where were the Women Empowerment activists when Akua Donkor and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings were running for President, did they support the previous female running mates ?
If you criticize them, they would say you are paid to do so but they are are free to criticize Government
— Israel Emmanuel Ahedor (@israel_catalyst) July 7, 2020
You are here doing the so called feminist feminist and happy for a woman to be chosen as running mate! Pls I want to know is Akua Donkor transgender? Or is it bcos she doesn’t speak English she isn’t considered a woman for empowerment right? Ungrateful NDC women! Shame! Be wise
— KUSILOVE🔑💘 (@iamKusiLove) July 7, 2020
You people wan talk about women empowerment because someone chose a woman as a running mate?
Where was that energy when Akua Donkor was vying for the presidency? Nhw3hw3 nim y3 mu d3 oo 😟 😂
— Kwahu Borga ♓️ (@6glocck) July 7, 2020
Bridget Otoo and Serwaa and All the others rooting for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality and in effect are jumping on the tag #ImWithHer for Naana Opoku-Agyemang. Were you not here When Akua Donkor stood for president? Why wasn’t she supported too? Or she isn’t woman enough?
— 🤡 ℝ 𝔸 𝕀 𝕊 𝔼 ℝ 🐍🏋🏻♂️ (@eygyimah) July 7, 2020
Mahama think say he appoint woman as running mate mean say he win? Make he go ask akua donkor den konadu Rawlings. We go surprise am😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Ernest (@ne_kwasia) July 6, 2020