Papa Nduom picks former Miss Ghana Brigitte Dzogbenuku as his vice Presidential candidate ahead of the elections
Once more, flagvbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, picks a woman as his running mate. This time, Papa Nduom picks former Miss Ghana, Brigitte Dzogbenuku, as his vice Presidential candidate ahead of this year’s elections.
The PPP flagbearer had earlier hinted that his running mate would be a female. Speaking with Bola Ray on Starr Chat; he had explained that the reason behind his decision was to give meaning to his ‘all inclusive’ and ‘Ghana first agenda’.
Brigitte who won Miss Ghana Pageant in 1991 was presented to the party delegates on Thursday at the party headquarters in Accra.
This is not the first time Nduom has picked a woman as running mate. In 2012, he chose former GBC Director General Eva Lokko as his running mate ahead of that year’s election.
Madam Dzogbenuku is not actively involved in politics. She also runs a non-profit organisation, Mentoring Women Ghana (MWG). In addition to that, she is the manager of the Barclays Clubhouse in Accra. She first came into the limelight when she won the Miss Ghana beauty pageant in 1991. She served as the General Manager of Aviation Social Centre, a fitness and recreational centre in Accra, where she introduced various innovative fitness programmes and events. She is a Board Member of Enactus Ghana.
Papa Nduom is positive about this year’s election, which will be his third time of contesting for the Presidential seat. He was announced on July 16 as the PPP Presidential hopeful for the 2016 elections. Following the announcement, the PPP flagbearer a few days later, stated categorically that this year’s election would be his last and final try at the presidency.
Nduom who has centered his campaign message on job creation said that if his message of job creation is not enough to convince Ghanaians to vote him in this third attempt, he will throw in the towel, and focus on his businesses.