Press Releases of Monday, 12 March 2012
March 8, 2012
Our attention has been drawn to lies being peddled by Ransford Vanni Amoah and his cohorts of a so-called meeting held at the Central Regional town of Biriwa, where we friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (FONKAR) resolved with immediate effect to dissolve the group in the supreme interest of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), ahead of the December elections.
We are stating categorically that no such meeting has taken place with any of the three Northern Regions executives of FONKAR and we are appealing to the numerous members and supporters of the former First Lady to treat it with contempt. FONKAR still exists and is even growing daily in numbers.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is the life patron by virtue of our use of her name in our activities and the final authority in terms of whether or not the group continues to operate or not. In fact we find it ridiculous and nonsensical that a number of ingrates and shallow minded personalities led by Vanni Amoah are questioning our fundamental human right to refer to ourselves as Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings. It is only an illiterate mind that would want seek to 'disband' that friendship. If they have unashamedly chosen to be betrayers of the cause they should not attempt to stifle our fundamental right to choice of friends.
We in the three northern regions are appalled by the attempt by a few individuals to drag our patron’s name into disrepute by erroneously announcing the dissolution of FONKAR when indeed, they have no such authority what so ever.
We will like to appeal to Ransford Vanni Amoah and his cohorts that FONKAR, as it stands now is bigger than what they allegedly founded, and if they have joined the ‘fair weather friends’ to earn their "gargantuan share" they better shut up and enjoy their booty rather than going round peddling falsehood about FONKAR because whatever malicious agenda they have been rented to carry out will fail.
We are strongly behind the Rawlings's and will listen and continue to take inspiration from them now and in the future and give them all the needed support. We will not be distracted by a band of disappointed brats who seem to have no sense of political direction but are hellbent on insulting the image and reputation of a woman whose contribution to Ghana's socio-political development started at a time when they were still soiling their nappies.
Long live Nana Konadu-Agyeman-Rawlings Long live FONKAR Long live NDC
Signed: Ibrahim Hardi, Deputy National Organizer Abdulai Abdul Majeed, Secretary Northern Region Salifu Ali, Secretary Upper West Region Kamil Jefaru secretary Upper East Region