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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NDC: Konadu must denounce campaign posters

Mrs Rawlings, who is also one of the NDC's vice chairpersons, must accept the position at all cost or cease to be a politician - says a group.

The ruling National Democratic Congress's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is asking former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to dissociate herself from campaign posters seeking to promote her candidature for the 2012 general elections.

The posters, sponsored by a group calling itself the foot-soldiers of the National Democratic Congress, claim the time is up for Nana Konadu to take over the party.

'Faceless' representatives of the group maintain that President John Mills has lost touch with the foot-soldiers of the party, leading to widespread agitations and disenchantment.

They say Mrs Rawlings, who is also one of the NDC's vice chairpersons, must accept the position at all cost or cease to be a politician.

Spokesperson of the former first family Kofi Adams insists Mrs Rawlings is unaware of the activities of the group.General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah however says it is not enough for Mrs Rawlings to be silent over the matter. He told Joy News’ Sammy Darko that the former first lady has to state clearly her position on the matter and state categorically if she wants to contest the election.

Otherwise “the impression being created is that here is a vice chairperson who is not prepared to go by the rules of the party and I don’t think that is a good campaign for her if she is interested to contest.”

He stated however that the party will not waste time investigating the matter.

In a reaction, Kofi Adams told Joy News calls for Mrs Rawlings to dissociate herself from the activities is a moot point.
On whether the recent wrangling would negatively affect the party, Mr Adams said that will only depend on the performance of the government.He said leadership must wake up, focus and deliver on their mandate and the party will have no problems as to who wants to lead the party for the next election.

He said the former first lady knows too well when and how to vie for the position of a president, saying she will go according to the party’s constitution if she wants to aspire for the position.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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