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September 11, 2015 | Politics

I'm connected to Korle Klottey, says Zanetor Rawlings as she files nominations

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I'm connected to Korle Klottey, says Zanetor Rawlings as she files nominations

A daughter of former President John Jerry Rawlings has filed her nomination papers to contest the Korle Klottey NDC parliamentary primaries.

Amidst excited chant from supporters, Dr Zanetor Rawlings filed her nomination forms just to beat the Thursday deadline.

She would be coming up against incumbent Korley Klottey MP, Nii Armah Ashitey and grandson of national hero, Tetteh Quarshie, Leeford Kpakpo Quarshie.

“When your popularity is not based on ego but your connection with the community then you know where you stand. I think the crowd here speaks for itself,” a confident Zanetor told JOYNEWS' Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah.

Despite the keen contest expected in the Korle Klottey parliamentary race, the daughter of the NDC party founder says she believes she has the upper hand.

“I have no doubt about that but I think at the end of the day the most important thing is that we work together and empower the community to rebuild their lives.” she intimated.

Zanetor has no experience in politics and has in the past denied having any political ambition.

“At the time my denial was actually exactly what it was. I had no political ambitions. As the cleaning campaign and the environmental activism gained ground, the support on the ground was increased and more people started calling for political involvement. So that is how we found ourselves here.

“At the end of the day it is really a question of conviction and I believe that this is one way to achieve the objectives,” she said.

When asked how long she had harboured this ambition, Zanetor said, “My decision was very recent. Up until now all I wanted to do was to contribute to the community.”

She would however not be drawn into the conversation about her mother, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings who broke away from the governing party to form her own party, the National Democratic Party

“I would like to focus on the issues now which would have to do with the development of the community,” the medical doctor maintained.

Story by Ghana|myjoyonline.com

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