General News of Friday, 9 November 2012
Source: The Herald
Former President Jerry John Rawlings is joining the campaign trail of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), contrary to his promise to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, that he might not hit the campaign trail, so he should have his peace.
According to Kofi Adams, the former President, announced his decision to be part of the NDC’s campaign for the December elections at a meeting with former National Executives and senior members of the party on Tuesday.
Kofi Adams confirmed on “Asempa FM’s” “ Ekosii Sen” programme that Mr. Rawlings said he had decided to participate in the campaign of the NDC after witnessing some changes under the leadership of President John Mahama.
Meanwhile his wife, the failed flagbearer for the National Democratic Party, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has said that the ruling National Democratic Congress administration did not deserve a second term in office and must be kicked out of power, come December 7.
Nana Konadu said the NDC had failed to deliver on its 2008 election promise to Ghanaians, to reduce poverty, corruption and economic hardship to the barest minimum, if they were voted into government.
Speaking on the “Midday News” on “Adom FM” on Tuesday, the former First Lady said corruption had become the norm; almost four years after the NDC took over power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Wife of the Founder of the NDC, who is battling the Electoral Commission in court over her disqualification from the presidential contest, is hopeful the court will rule in her favour to enable her contest the elections and bring the desired change that Ghanaians are yearning for, if elected.
The President of the 31st December Women’s Movement said her government would place the Ghanaian above politics and ensure that basic social amenities would be provided to make life more comfortable for the masses.
According to her, her government would provide the needed facilities at various educational levels to ensure that children get the required education that will go a long way to liberate them, after graduating from school.
She condemned what she termed as moves by some NDC faithful to bribe NDP parliamentary candidates to step down from the race, describing the practice as “high corruption.”
Nana Konadu urged the about 170 NDP parliamentary candidates not to yield to financial influence, saying that they can use their numbers to bargain to change policies in parliament to suit their own (NDP), in the event that the court does not rule in her favour to enable her to contest the presidential polls.