Wife of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate, Samira Bawumia has been likened to First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
According to the head of the Political Communications Department of the University of Cape Coast, Dr Eric Opoku Mensah, Samira’s role in the NPP campaign deserves commendation and can only be compared to the wife of the president of the United States of America.
“… it would not be far-fetched to refer to Mrs Samira Bawumia as Ghana’s version of Michelle Obama.”
“So far as the NPP’s campaign is concerned, I think that she’s been quite articulate, and if you want to say Ghana’s version of Michelle Obama, you might be right to some extent. She has grown over the period. Her husband, Dr Bawumia, has grown tremendously in terms of his stature and he’s come along with wife Samira. I think she brings a lot of credibility to Nana Akufo-Addo’s ticket, particularly being a Muslim woman. I think that she has a great potential of connecting with the teeming masses, especially in the Zongos,” he stated.
He, however, opined that he is yet to see such a thing the National Democratic Congress campaign.