Calls For Konadu To Contest NDC Flagbearership Have Intensified – Kofi Adams Admits


    Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has strongly asserted that until the party officially opens nominations for national elections, all media publications about Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings’ campaigning as the NDC flag bearer remains mere speculation.
    The Greater Accra regional branch of the NDC has prevailed upon members of the party to ignore posters of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, which project her as the next leader of the party for the 2012 general elections.
    It would be recalled that two days ago, posters of the former First lady were sighted at some vantage points in the country with messages of New Year wishes.
    Speaking in an interview on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show, Mr. Adams opined that it is normal for people to call on the former first lady, Nana Konadu to contest. He said calls for Nana Konadu to contest have intensified to the extent that some persons in the party are now buying into the idea.
    “The NDC as a party has its rules and constitutions so when we open nominations, we will determine whether or not Nana Konadu will contest but at this point, people will continue to speculate and others will continue to push the people they think they prefer to be their leader,” he explained.
    He added that there is nothing wrong with people suggesting or calling on others to contest as flagbearer. According to him, members of the party have every right to ask or suggest anybody to contest to be the flagbearer of the party.
    “In every political party, when it gets to some stage, we have leaders that people think should be their flagbearer so members of the party have every right to ask or suggest to anybody to contest or lead the party… that is how it all began, with persons within the party asking Nana Konadu to contest for the flagbearership, and since then they have gathered a lot of support. It has gone to the extent that, some of us receive calls from within the party and persons within the party saying that what the groups are saying is a good idea,” he noted.
    Mr Adams, who is also the Special Aide to former President Jerry John Rawlings, added that Nana Konadu is not worried or perturbed at all about calls on her to contest as the flagbearer.
    “When the time comes for her to speak on the case, she will do that but there is nothing worrisome or disturbing about people calling you to contest or present yourself for a position. The only thing is you will have to think through it and make a decision that at the end of the day benefits the party and the country,” he stressed.
    He would not however, confirm or deny that the former first lady harbors the intention to contest Prof. Mills.