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General News of Monday, 7 November 2016

Source: Graphic.com.gh

I'm not dying to be First Lady – Yvonne Nduom

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) is competing to become a president of Ghana, but his wife, Mrs Yvonne Nduom is not too enthused about becoming a First Lady.

According to her, it was not her desire to be First Lady, but will give her husband, the needed support should he be voted as president.

Mrs Nduom has been seen on several campaign platforms supporting her husband’s presidential ambition.

In a radio interview on Joy FM Monday morning, Mrs Nduom said being a First Lady has never been her aspiration.

“I actually don’t want to dwell on this First Lady [thing] because I must tell you that seriously it’s not my aspiration,” she told the host of the programme Kojo Yankson when she was asked what her priorities would be as First Lady of the country.

“My husband believes and I support him that he has a lot to offer Ghana because where we are at is not where we should be and that we can have accelerated development. So of course, I’m solidly behind him,” Mrs Nduom said.

According to her, it’s her husband’s firm belief that women should be given their rightful positions in governance; that children of school-going age should be in the classrooms; that diseases such as malaria and cholera should not be the cause of deaths in the 21st century and that Ghana must maximise the potentials of agriculture.

“That’s what he wants to do and I’m solidly behind him. If Ghanaians were to vote for my husband then I’ll give him all the necessary support that he needs. I will support all of these things if Ghanaians were to vote for him,” Mrs Nduom said.