Afenyo-Markin’s comment on Prof Opoku-Agyemang culturally unacceptable – Dzifa Gomashie

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South, Dzifa Abla Gomashie, has criticized Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin’s remarks about Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, describing them as culturally and professionally unacceptable.

 

On Monday, the Minority caucus took exception to the Majority Leader’s claim that the selection of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, a woman in her 70s, as the NDC’s running mate, signifies a lack of succession planning and visionary leadership within the NDC.

 

The Majority Leader’s initial refusal to retract his comment as demanded by the minority caucus led to a disruption in the debate, prompting the Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Asiamah Amoako, to suspend the house’s proceedings.

 

However, when the house resumed sitting, Mr Afenyo-Markin withdrew his statement, saying, “Colleagues expressed a concern about the issue of age. Mr Speaker, the submission was to the effect that our opponents don’t have a clear succession plan for the future [and] not to denigrate their running mate based on age. So I withdraw that aspect of the submission that referred to her age as the basis of my contention.”

 

Afenyo-Markin’s comment on Prof Opoku-Agyemang culturally unacceptable – Dzifa Gomashie

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