31st December Women’s Movement Root For Betty
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Scores of women from the NDC and the 31st December Women’s Movement on Monday besieged the office of NDC flag bear Atta-Mills to demonstrate their support for Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, whose name has also made the rounds as a likely running mate. Moments before the final decision of choosing Mr Iddrisu Mahama, scores of NDC women and some members of the 31st Women's Movement stormed the Kuku Hill office of Prof Mills to appeal to him to consider "Auntie Betty" as his running mate. They outlined the role of women in the nation's socio-economic development and lamented that in spite of all that women had been left on the periphery. Party sources told the Daily Graphic that when Prof Mills granted audience to the demonstrating women, he told them that women would play very important roles in "an Atta Mills government" and that the running mate position was not the only option open to women in the party. He said his consideration would be based on the general good of the party and that he was grateful to the women for the channel used in putting their concerns across. The sources said Mr Mahama's consideration over all others stemmed from the overwhelming support he enjoyed among the greater population, particularly floating voters. They said Prof Mills was firm in his decision and would not be swayed by any other consideration to change the earlier decision.