June 27, 2011

The campaign coordinator of the Nana Konadu for 2012 Campaign Team, Michael Teye Nyaunu, says the decision by National Executives of the NDC to “merely distance themselves from the launch of the campaign song of President John Mills was not enough”.

According to him, the executives should have prevented the “premature” launch from taking place, other than issuing a statement to distance themselves, saying their action clearly smacks of fostering disunity within the party.

Last Saturday, June 25 2011 at the Trade Fair Centre, a song extolling the virtues of President John Evans Atta Mills and which puts him up as the obvious choice for National Democratic Congress delegates attending the party’s July congress, was launched.

Sponsors of the song, Friends of Atta Mills, convinced he will win the July 9 flagbearer race to be held in Sunyani, are already appealing to party executives to endorse the song as the party’s campaign song for the 2012 general elections.

Even though the NDC’s National Executive Committee, per a statement issued by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, had distanced the party from the campaign song, Hon Teye Nyaunu insists that is not enough.

Speaking on Xfm’s big bite show, Hon Teye Nyaunu opined that the national executives could have done more than just distancing themselves.

Despite the launch of President John Mills’ campaign song ahead of the congress, Hon Teye Nyaunu said President Mills will lose the July 9 congress

“There is nothing wrong for them to be optimistic, but the reality on the ground is that, they are going to lose, because I have been throughout the country and met all the delegates; and I saw their reception and we are so confident we are going to win. At the end of the day, it is going to be a mockery, and people will laugh at them. It was so premature of them to have come out with the launching”.

“It was good the executives distanced themselves, but it was not good enough because they could have stopped it from happening. And that shows that they are fostering disunity. Mere distancing themselves was not enough. They could have stopped it from happening”.

He however said Mrs Rawlings and her team will do nothing about the launch of the campaign song, describing it “as a storm in a tea cup”.

Asked if Mrs Rawlings also has her campaign song ready, Hon Teye Nyaunu intimated, “certainly, after a hectic run, there comes jubilation. We are also making ours and keeping it in a bag. We going to wait; the moment we win, the sound will boom up”.

Source: Xfm 95.1/ Accra