Bring Konadu back to NDC; Zenator tells leadership
Dr. Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings, daughter of the late President Jerry John Rawlings, has suggested to the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to bring her mother- Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings – back to the party her father founded.
The Korle Klottey Member of Parliament (MP) made the suggestion at the commemorative ceremony held on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing away of his father. While giving her speech, she paused to say she was going to put out something no one wanted to hear, and that there was the need for her mother to be brought back to join the NDC.
She described the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, as an integral part of the NDC, thus the need to reach out to her at this dire minute of wanting to return to power.
Zanetor asked the party to use the remembrance of the old man to make amends by approaching those they had wronged.
“At this juncture, I would want to say what no one wants to hear. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is an integral part of the party. Let us do all we can to bring her back. In every family, there is conflict, but there are also elders who will mediate the conflict. We are calling on our elders; this is the time. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, but if we want victory to rescue the people of Ghana from their current situation, let us do what we have to do. ”
It is not clear what discussions may have occurred behind the scenes, warranting the public appeal from the daughter. Also, no executive member of the NDC has reacted to the appeal.
No way, says the NDP
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Party (NDP), the political party Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings formed after leaving her husband’s NDC, says it would not allow the Founder to re-join the NDC.
The General Secretary of the NDP, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, told Citi News, an Accra-based media house, that the factors that led to their Founder leaving the NDC have not been dealt with.
“The factors that led to her leaving the party still persist, and I do not see Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings returning to the party. As far as the NDP is concerned, we don’t see her leaving the party, and we won’t watch her leave the party. Besides, what has the NDC done to merit her return?” he asked.
No NDC again
However, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings was reported by Joy 99.7 FM in 2014 to have said that she would never return to the party she and her husband toiled for.
The report indicated that Nana Konadu said the conviction with which she joined the NDC was lost, and that her return to the party should not be envisaged, regardless.
She was quoted as saying, “You join something with conviction. He (Rawlings) might have said it with a good heart, but you join something with conviction. When those convictions are no more there, what is the point?”
According to her, it was better for her to move to form the NDP than to remain in the NDC, which had been desecrated.
She said: “… When you build your house, you build it because you want to live in it; you want your friends and your family to be there, but you will find that robbers have taken over your house; the house has been desecrated. In some ways, you have the chance to move into a smaller house. If you want to stay in there, that is your problem.”
The former First Lady resigned from the NDC in 2012. In 2008, she contested the late President John Mills during the party’s presidential primary, but lost woefully; a situation which some believe informed her decision to establish her own party, the NDP, in 2012.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest