Kwesi Ndoum’s Progressive People’s Party (PPP), an ally of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has selected one of the strong supporters; Bridgette Dzogbenuku of the NPP, as his running mate.
She was instrumental in the pro-NPP OccupyGhana Movement led by Ace Ankomah, Franklin Cudjoe, George Andah, Ken Ofori-Atta and Sydney Casely-Hayford.
Dr. Ndoum, has been working closely with the NPP to make some impact in the Volta Region by reducing the votes of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), but Bridgette Dzogbenuku, is not politically known in the region apart from faint references to her as an ex-Miss Ghana.
She is from Ve-Kolenu in the Afadzato South Constituency of the Afadzato District in the Volta Region. Her natives don’t seem to remember her.
Bridgette is not married, but believed to have a son with the ex-Volta River Authority (VRA) boss, Kweku Awortwe.
Bridget Dzogbenuku, is very strong on social media with her attack on President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC using the Occupy Ghana Movement platform.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, George Andah and others, have used the Occupy Ghana Movement platform to outdoor themselves politically.
The two have since joined the NPP parliamentary race for the 2026 electioneering year. They are the NPP candidates for Ofoasie-Ayirebi and Awutu Senya West Constituencies respectively.
Bridgette Dzogbenuku, is therefore coming inn strongly as one of the NPP elements flirting with the PPP.
Party insiders are not happy with the choice of Madam Dzogbenuku, describing her as Dr Ndoum’s imposition on the rank and file of the party.
According to a National officer of the party, you either side with Dr Ndoum or leave the party.
The PPP is seen by political watchers as a one man organization that will collapse after the 2016 elections, once the party is unable to make any serious showing.
Brigitte Dzogbenuku, is said to be Executive Director of Mentoring Women Ghana (MWG).
Brigitte lives and works in Accra, running her for-profit business, Barclays Clubhouse, in addition to her non-profit organisation.
She is an accomplished entrepreneur, who ran her own public relations and events management company – Protocol Ventures.
Dr. Nduom, has consistently emphasised the need for jobs in his campaign for the presidency and Brigitte, with her accomplishments, appears to be a logical fit for the PPP presidential candidate.
Brigitte served as the General Manager of Aviation Social Centre, a fitness and recreational centre in Accra, for twelve years and revolutionalised the fitness and training regime for Ghanaians.
She writes constantly as well and pens a regular column, ‘Manners Matter’, in the Ghanaian Weekly and the Mirror.
She also served with Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited as Liaison Officer on the Geita Project in Tanzania at the Dar-Es-Salaam office. She also worked with SC Johnson Wax as a Brands Manager.
Brigitte first came into the limelight, when she won the Miss Ghana competition in 1991.
She is a Board Member of Enactus Ghana.