Konadu left in the cold…..As Rawlings despises NDP
7/9/2012 9:55:50 PM -
The formation of a new political party, National Democratic Party (NDP), by Nana Konadu Agyaman-Rawlings is said to be creating an uneasy calm at the household of the former first family.
A source close to former president Rawlings has told The True Statesman that, the NDC founder is not the least enthused about the latest move of his beloved wife, Nana Konadu Agyaman-Rawlings.
Mr Rawlings is said to have told the wife in no uncertain terms that he is against the formation of the NDP, and that he would rather remain in the NDC and continue to point out pertinent issues that he felt are threatening the very foundation of the NDC.
'Rawlings is not about to distance himself from a party he toiled so hard to build with his blood,' the sourced revealed.
The source further hinted that former President Rawlings was away in the U.S when the promoters of the NDP went to the Electoral Commission to register the party, and upon his returns, he told the wife not to play any frontline role in the new political movement citing grave consequences for such an action.
It would be recalled that after many months of speculations, Nana Konadu Agyaman-Rawlings finally outdoored a new political movement, National Democratic Party (NDP), last Tuesday.
Some leading members of the new party presented the party's application to the Electoral Commission in Accra for registration as a fully-fledged political entity to contest the 2012 December and future elections.
The electoral commission has also confirmed that it received documents from the leaders of the proposed party and were assessing the colours and symbols of the new party to ensure they do not conflict with those of existing political parties.
Whilst awaiting a comment from the former President Rawlings over these developments, it is worthy to note that, the party has as its logo; a flying bird similar to the one on top of the famous umbrella of the NDC, using the same black, green, red and white colours as the ruling party.
It remains to be seen as to whether the directives given by former President Rawlings to the wife will be headed to, however, one thing is clear; Rawlings is not part of the NDP.
The True Statesman