May 5, 2011

The NDC Member of Parliament for Adentan, Kojo Adu Asare has described Nana konadu Agyemang Rawlings campaign launch for the flag bearer slot of the NDC as the most unfortunate thing that ever happened to the NDC.

According to the MP, “what happened yesterday should not have happened and it was unfortunate beyond repairs’’.

The former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings on Wednesday 4th May launched her campaign for the Presidential slot of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Accra, which turned out to be a largely successful event drawing people from all walks of live.

She has re-written the history books simply by being the first woman to challenge a sitting president for the flagbearership position of a party; just a term into the administration of the incumbent.

Nana Konadu in a speech at the launch described herself as a visionary leader, said her decision to contest a sitting President was to bring the NDC back on track to adhere to its core values and principles of probity, accountability, freedom and justice but now: “There is a level of hopelessness and despondency in the once vibrant and progressive National Democratic Congress.”

However contributing to a panel discussion on Oman FM on Thursday 5th May, the Member of Parliament for Adentan Kojo Adu Asare stated that he felt appalled by Nana Konadu’s denigrating of the sitting President who should be according the respect that he deserve.

He wondered what would be Nana Konadu’s campaign message to Ghanaians in the most unlikely event that she wins the elections when she has on several occasions run the NDC party down with her unsavoury comments.

‘’ How is she going to carry along other members of the NDC party when she together with her husband have called people “greedy bastards” and given the opposition ammunitions to fight us during the 2012 elections’’ he asked.

Hon. Kojo Adu Asare added that being the President of Ghana is not the preserve of a particularly family (Rawlingses) and called on Nana Konadu to allow President Attah Mills to lead the NDC into victory come 2012 elections.

story by : Kwadwo Anim/