A total of 250 female aspirants have purchased the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Expression of Interest forms for the 2023 general elections
The national women leader, Ms Effah-Attoe disclosed this on Monday at a meeting she held with some aspirants at the party’s Wadata Plaza national headquarters.
She urged the women to aim at winning elections and not stop at merely participating in the exercise. The PDP women leader added that her office was already working with party leaders and stakeholders to ensure that a good number of the female aspirants emerged as the party’s candidates.
Ms Effah-Attoe advised the aspirants to be well-prepared to face the primary elections so as not to blame the party later.
“Some of us don’t even relate with our wards, not to talk about our local government chapters, and when the bell rings to buy the forms, we just run and pick the forms,” the PDP chieftain pointed out. “Politics is not practiced that way; you have to prepare yourself, especially for the primary.”
The national women leader said the meeting was to strategise how more women would merge as candidates at the primary elections.
“I desire to leave no stone unturned to ensure that our women participate meaningfully and win elections. We have always thought about women coming out to participate,” she further explained. “We have been doing that over the years we have been participating, but the issue now is coming out to win elections. This kind of meeting is unprecedented.”