It has come to our attention, comments made on Net2 TV by the Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe known as Abronye DC, on the decision by our Deputy National Organizer Chief Hamilton Biney known mainly as Chief Biney to marry Mrs. Afia Akoto of the New Patriotic Party who doubles as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC).
In his comment, Mr. Baffoe made disparaging comments about women of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). We see the comments as unfortunate especially coming from a man who should know better. As a Regional Chairman of the ruling party, we expected higher standards of engagement from him.
While we congratulate Chief Hamilton Biney for the bold step taken to take a wife, and while we state that we have no problem about his choice of political affiliation to marry from, we would not take any irresponsible comment about NDC women in this regard.
We are by this statement, calling on Mr. Baffoe to, as a matter of urgency, retract this irresponsible comment and apologise to the women of the National Democratic Congress. Our women are people of enviable repute and would not countenance any efforts at denigrating their persons.
The Women’s Wing of the great NDC reveres its hardworking women, and remains proud of their contributions towards the development of the party and the nation at large. It must not lie in any tongue to assume supremacy over running down our dignity for political expediency.
Failure to act on the demands of this press release, we would be left with no option than to adopt means that would drive our revulsion at the conduct and comments of Mr. Baffoe.
Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw
National Women’s Organizer
National Democratic Congress