04 October 2016

Akua Donkor names 32-year-old farmer as running mate

patricia-asanteThe founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor has chosen 32-year-old farmer Mrs Patricia Asante as her running mate for the 2016 general elections.

Speaking to Graphic Online on Monday, Madam Donkor said Mrs Asante was selected because she has what it takes to do a good job as well as succeed her in case of any eventualities.

The running mate like the presidential candidate is unlettered and according to Madam Donkor, unlettered people will dominate and play active role in her government in order to prove to Ghanaians that they are just as capable as the educated ones.

She explained that educated people have governed the country for a long time and it was about time uneducated people were given the opportunity to also run the country.

According to her it will give Ghanaians a basis to draw parallels between the governance of educated and uneducated people.

About concerns of she being ridiculed and tagged as a “concert woman”, the 64-year-old farmer said she was unperturbed about the naysayers and that those saying that were marveled at her achievement of being the first uneducated woman to launch and operate a political party in the country.

“I am not doing concert and if they say it is concert that I am doing they should wait and see what God will do…. That is why I always speak the truth because God says we should love our neighbours as ourselves.

The running mate Mrs Asante urged Ghanaians to support Madam Akua Donkor’s candidature because of her achievement in the areas of agriculture despite being uneducated, adding that Madam Donkor has proven to be a great visionary whose foresight is at par with educated people .

“I think all women should commend her especially farmers who are mostly unlettered. She has given hope to the unschooled to aspire to greater heights even without education.” she concluded.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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