General News of Saturday, 20 October 2012

Source: myjoyonline

Akufo-Addo benefits from Konadu's disqualification - Omane Boamah

The Deputy Minister of Sports Dr. Edward Omane Boamah is claiming that the disqualification of former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings from contesting the December elections is an advantage to the opposition New Patriotic Party's (NPP's) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo

Mrs. Rawlings, flag-bearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP) was disqualified by the Electoral Commission (EC) on the basis of anomalies cited in her nomination forms Thursday.

However, executives of the party have threatened to seek an injunction to bar the EC from conducting the elections since they claim their candidate fulfilled all the requirements.

Meanwhile, speaking on Ekosii Sen programme Friday, Dr. Omane Boamah said the NPP should jubilant about the development.

He contended that since NPP's candidate and NDP's flagbearer have have the same first names, it would have been a disaster for the NPP if the former first lady had contested.

Omane Boamah posited that many who vote because of the name Nana might vote for Konadu instead of Akufo-Addo.

Commenting on the chances of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the polls, he said all hands are on deck to ensure a landslide victory for the party in December.

He maintained that NDC is unfazed by the machinations and baseless accusation against its candidate, President John Mahama whom he said would continue to work hard to complete the Better Ghana Agenda.

Dr. Omane Boamah was confident that given the NDC’s unprecedented track-record in three and half years, Ghanaians will renew their mandate.