Using widows as convenient means of winning elections must stop
A private legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong has urged political parties to stop using widows as a convenient means of winning elections. Political analysts believe such widows subsequently win elections based on sympathy votes. "The Los Angeles Times reported in 1998 that among first-time house candidates between 1960 and 1993, 84% of the widows won while 14% of other women were victorious. A political scientist, Diana Kinser said: For women aspiring to serve in congress, the best husband has been a dead husband."