Disunity within women’s wing caused NPP’s defeat in 2012 – Tina Mensah


An aspiring National Women’s Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Tina Ayele Mensah has attributed the party’s 2012 electoral defeat to lack of unity within the women’s front.

She said the National Women’s Organizer of the party, Otiko Afisa Djaba who felt threatened by the capabilities of majority of the women willing to work to return NPP to power hijacked the campaign just to secure her job.

Madam Tina Mensah who is currently the Deputy Women’s Organizer on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, argued that if the women leadership had worked together in unity, the NPP would have won the 2012 elections on a silver platter.

The aspiring Women’s Organizer who described herself as a “unifier and a team player” said she will create an enabling environment and make the party’s secretariat more accessible to the women  and also make their concerns known to leadership.

According to her, leaders must not lord over their subordinates, but must show them love so that they will have a sense of belonging and bring out the best in them. She is hopeful if that is done the party’s quest to win the 2016 general elections would be easy.

Relying on her experience as a Deputy Women’s Organizer, Tina Mensah “promised to empower the women in the party to become self-reliant and contribute significantly to the growth of the NPP”.

She called on aggrieved women in the party to forget about the past and join her campaign to unite the women’s wing of the party.

Meanwhile, incumbent, Otiko Afisa Djaba has said Tina Mensah’s “baseless” allegation is a desperate attempt to tarnish her hard earned reputation.

She alleged that as her deputy, Tina Mensah rather sabotaged all her efforts to unite the women’s wing of the party.

Otiko Afisa Djaba said she will not be distracted by her action because “I know party delegates will reward my hard work by retaining me in power”.

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