June 8, 2011

The Minister for Water Resource, Works and Housing and the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West, Alban Bagbin has strongly debunked reports by the Dispatch news paper that he is being considered to partner Mrs. Rawlings in the 2012 general elections if she emerge winner of the July NDC congress.

The Daily Dispatch in its Wednesday edition published a list it claims was dropped by a member of the Konadu campaign team as potential players in a future Konadu government.
But in an interview with Citi Fm, an Accra based private radio station , Mr. Bagbin denied ever being contacted on such a move and expressed surprise that the paper did not consult him for an input.

He said in as much as he respects former President Rawlings and wife for the key role they have played in the NDC and in Ghana as a country, he did not think it is time for Mrs. Rawlings to lead the party.
“I have unflinching support for Mills that is why I accepted to be his Minister of water resources”.

Mr. Bagbin blamed the media for the widening differences in the party, saying” you the media make capital of every simple issue thereby creating sharp division in the party.

Contrary to reports that there has been several efforts at settling issues between the sitting President and former President Rawlings, Mr. Bagbin said there has been no efforts until recent times.

Kwame Danso Acheampong/Ghanadistricts.com