The opposition NDC party running mate for the December 7 election, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has charged head potters commonly known as “Kayaayei” not to allow themselves to be disrespected following jabs from the ruling NPP General Secretary after her nomination.
Speaking during a visit by the Minority Women Caucus to congratulate her following her nomination and approval, the former University of Cape Coast Vice-Chancellor asked the Kayayei who were present to stand up for their dignity.
“…I want you to know that you have proper names your name is not Kayayei, you deserve respect like anybody else. Don’t allow anybody to disrespect you. Without you, our society will not be what it is, believe that whatever you are doing in whatever category it’s as important as any level. So I want to say thank you very much, be confident in your self if you didn’t get there make sure your children do.”
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang’s comments follow assertion by General Secretary of the governing NPP John Boadu that the NPP is unperturbed by her choice since only head porters will give her recognition.
He said Prof. Jane Opoku Agyemang is not known by all and her unpopularity makes her unparalleled to Dr Bawumia in terms of politics and governance.
“Let’s be fair with ourselves …from Makola through to TUC, nobody will wave at this woman. Send her to Chorkor or Bukom and ask her to walk on the street to Makola and see if someone will wave at her. Perhaps only the kayayei will wave at her. So on what grounds could this woman be compared to Dr Bawumia?”, John Boadu is reported as saying.