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By: Alhaji Bature Iddrisu
The Al-Hajj can now reveal authoritatively that former President Rawlings and his wife together with the remaining coterie of their FONKAR loyalists across the country will very soon outdoor a new political party to be christened the National Democratic Party (NDP)
Credible information reaching The Al-Hajj indicate that frenetic preparation is already underway to get the official endorsement of the Electoral Commission (EC) and very soon the NDP will be a full-fledge political party, confirming earlier media reports that the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings and wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings are about to form a new political party.
The source told this paper that the Rawlingses intend wrestling the umbrella symbol from the NDC to be used for the new party adding that very soon the former first lady will commence legal actions against the NDC over the symbol.
A mole within the Rawlingses household whispered to The Al-Hajj that the beleaguered former first couple is in actual fact far advanced in the formation of the new party.
The undercover source told this paper last Tuesday that the new party which began as a political movement of conviction and principles under the direction of Mr. Kofi Adams, the Spokesperson for the Rawlings family and suspended Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, is currently working with the Electoral Commission (EC) to obtain clearance to operate.
Emissaries of the Rawlingses to the EC's offices in Accra led by naturopathic physician Dr. Ofei Agyeman were referred to the Electoral Commission's regional office when they went there to collect forms for the registration of the new party.
Allocation of executive positions within the yet to be outdoored NDP we are told, has been on-going in earnest and some names have popped –up.
The NDC founder and former president's wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings this paper gathered would be the obvious acclaimed Presidential Candidate, ala; Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) fame.
Nana Konadu this paper can reveal would be partnered by former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Martin Alamisi Amidu of the 'Gargantuan' fame.
Other officers of the yet to be outdoored party our source reveals include, NDC's 2008 parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso Central constituency, Dr Ofei Agyeman who in December 2010 slammed the performance of President Mills, describing him as an ineffective person and incapable of leading the party to retain power in 2012.
Troubled former deputy general secretary of the NDC and spokesperson of the Rawlingses, Mr. Kofi Adam is to become the substantive NDP General Secretary with former Spio Garbra's spokeman, Alhaji Nasiru Mohamed picking up the National Organizer position of the party.
By press time yesterday, the positions allotted to loud-mouth NDC Member of Parliament for the Lower Manya constituency, Michael Teye Nyaunu; disgraced one-time General-Secretary of the NDC, Dr. Nii Armah Josiah Aryer; Mr. Berrick Namburi, former Campaign Coordinator of the Former First Lady and incorrigible Ernest Owusu-Bempah are not yet known.
The Rawlingses, according to our source have a plan 'B' to fall on should the formation of the new party to contest the scheduled December elections fails to come into fruition.
“Should the government, using the Electoral Commission, tries to frustrate the coming into being of this new party, Madam would definitely fall on their plan 'B', which is, she going as an independent Presidential Candidate in the December 2012 polls”, the mole revealed.
It would be recalled that the Spokesperson for the Rawlings family Kofi Adams last week told the media that groundwork for the roll-out of a political movement is in place and he is of the conviction that the movement will re-entrench principles and convictions amongst its members.
Mr. Kofi Adams, though initially denied the formation of a new party by his boss, subsequently admitted that; forming the new political party was proposed by a number of groups who have visited the office of former President Rawlings on several occasions to express their allegiance to him.
He told the Accra-based Citi fm that “these groups have formed political movements dotted across the country and growing by the day”.
According to Kofi Adams, his boss' reservations about the Mills-led administration are the underlying principles of the political movement and that is why Former President Jerry Rawlings has been immensely vocal in critiquing the current government.
“It is God who ordains Presidents”