The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday, 4th August 2016, announced Brigitte Dzogbenuku as the vice presidential candidate to run alongside presidential candidate, Paa Kwesi Ndoum in the 2016 general elections.
Not much is know about prospective vice president of the Republic of Ghana though it has become apparent that she was once the holder of the coveted title of "Miss Ghana".
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YEN brings you the top five facts you need to know about the PPP's vice presidential candidate, Brigitte Dzogbenuku;
1 - Brigitte Dzogbenuku was crowned Miss Ghana 1990
In 1990, Brigitte Dzogbenuku was crown the ultimate winner of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant. Even though Miss Ghana 1990 was Bridgitte Dzorgbenuku, she didn’t represent Ghana at Miss World. Ghana was represented at Miss World by Dela Tamakloe, who also represented Ghana in Miss Universe 1991.
2 - She is the second female vice presidential candidate presented by the PPP
In 2012 Dr Nduom picked a former GBC Director-General, Eva Lokko as running mate.
3 - Brigitte Dzogbenuku is a fitness "fanatic"
She has served as the General Manager of Aviation Social Centre, a fitness and recreational centre in Accra, for twelve years and revolutionised the fitness and training regime for Ghanaians. She is also a tennis player.
4 - Brigitte Dzogbenuku is an old student of Wesley Girls' Snr High
She gained her O' Level certificate at Wesley Girls' High School from 1981 – 1986
5 - Brigitte is a renowned "Women Empowerment Champion"
Brigitte Dzogbenuku is the founder and executive director of Mentoring Women Ghana (MWG), a nonprofit organization she launched one year after participating in Vital Voices’ Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership in 2008.
There you have it. Do you think Brigitte Dzogbenuku has all it takes to be Ghana's vice president?
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