Rawlings wants Nana Konadu back to NDC.
Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged the party’s officials to call back his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to the ruling party.
Nana Konadu, who played an instrumental role in the formation of the NDC left the party and formed the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2012.
Addressing the delegates at the NDC’s 8th national delegates’ congress in Kumasi on Saturday, Rawlings challenged the NDC to invite the ‘mother of the party’ back home. According to him, his wife cannot be entirely blamed for her departure from the party.
“Let us invite our mother Nana Konadu to come back home. I hope she can hear us, I hope she can see us but then again, can you blame her?” he asked.
Former president Jerry John Rawlings in 2012 expressed faith in the National Democratic Party saying, “it is a party of the future.”
Nana Konadu left the NDC to form the National Democratic Party in 2012 after suffering a humiliating defeat to the late Prof. Atta Mills in the party’s flagbearership race in 2008.
But the former First Lady ended her presidential dreams when the Electoral Commission (EC) rejected her party’s nomination forms to contest the 2012 presidential election.
The NDP went to court to seek an order to compel the EC to include Nana Konadu’s name on the presidential ballot paper for the December polls following her rejection.
The case was subsequently dismissed by the Human Rights High Court.