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Politics of Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Source: Xfm 95.1/ Accra/

FONKAR to go to court over thank you tour sabotage

FONKAR to go to court over thank you tour sabotageFriends of Nana Konadu
Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) has indicated they will press a court action
against the regional executives who prevented the former First Lady, Nana
Konadu Agyeman Rawlings from addressing her supporters at the Cape Coast
Town hall last Saturday.Nana Konadu was in the region to address her
supporters as part of her nationwide thank you tour, however, some macho men
mounted a road block to prevent the members of FONKAR from entering the town
hall.

The men claim the NDC constituency office had not been officially informed
about the meeting and would therefore not allow Mrs Rawlings to address her
supporters.The men said they were acting on orders from above.However, the
FONKAR chairman in the region, Kojo Koomson, popularly known as Kojo Hobo
debunked the reason for the disruption, saying they were under no obligation
to inform the regional executives about the meeting.Besides, he said the
venue for the event was not a party office, but a public place and so nobody
had the right to have stopped them.It is on this note he said, members of
FONKAR will go to court to ³get our money². ³If they had anything that is
against their constitution, the only thing to do was to report it to the
police; but not the macho men. They used their own powers and the town hall
is a public place, not a party office. We paid GHC4,500 to rent the place.
Decorated the place with GHC200, rented a PA system, we came back and the
place was locked and we couldn¹t see the one with the keys².³So we had to
hire some other megaphones for the program to come off. We have decided to
go to court; we have spent a lot of money organizing this event². A
disgruntled Kojo Hobo wondered if members of the opposition NPP will treat
another leading member the way the NDC treats no other person than the
³founder¹s wife.²He decried the act, saying it will only sink the NDC.³So
how should NDC people come and storm the place; let us be fair to ourselves.
What are we doing, we are sinking the party. So if we have Nana Akufo Addo
saying ³all die be die², it is because of what we are doing to ourselves,
that makes him to say this. If we are treating the first lady; the founder¹s
wife like this, what about ordinary members of the party?²