Press Review of Monday, 15 February 1999
A front page splash says: "Chronicle unravels Mrs Rawlings' new moves...Its Madam for Veep now!.. The accompanying story says Ghana's First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman- Rawlings, has now formally abandoned her ambition to be the NDC flagbearer for the 2000 elections for now. The Chronicle says she has set her sights on the vice-presidential slot, conceding to strategically remaining in the shadow of the reticent Prof. John Atta Mills, the presumed presidential candidate of the NDC. According to the paper Nana Konadu reached this decision last month and reinforced it weeks before she left for the Netherlands to attend the "Cairo Plus Five" conference at the Hague. It says the First Lady's decision, clearly a postponement of her presidential ambition, was occasioned by credible reports that NDC members would not support her nomination, and that even if her candidature was carried through the NDC congress, she would be rejected by Ghanaian voters.