July 11, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare has attributed the defeat of former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings at the just ended NDC congress, to the role played by members of the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings (FONKAR).

The youthful movement is credited for making the grounds work for Nana Konadu to contest the position of flag bearer of the NDC and was also instrumental in whipping up support for the former first lady in the run-up to the Sunyani congress.

The group was however condemned by some social commentators during the campaign over their occasional unguarded statements and sometimes even using insulting words on President Attah Mills.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s Krokrokoo show on Monday, the Member of Parliament for Adenta Kojo Adu- Asare stated that FONKAR was responsible for the level of resentment Nana Konadu received at the congress due to the disrespect for President Mills by the FONKAR members.

“Our tradition teaches us not to insult our elders, but we are all witnesses to the kind of insults these young guys hurled on some NDC leaders including the President of the land Professor Attah Mills, the delegates certainly could not have endorsed this kind of behavior by the young men and needed to teach Nana Konadu a lesson by voting heavily against her’’ he said.

He advised the FONKAR members to desist from disrespecting their political elders if they had any political ambition in the future since this kind of behavior would negatively affect their political aspirations.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh