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Politics of Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Source: XYZ

Kumasi FONKAR rejects Konadu; campaigns for NDC

Some members of the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings (FONKAR) in the Ashanti Region say they will go ahead and campaign for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in spite of speculations that Mrs Rawlings may contest for the presidency in the December polls on the ticket of the newly created splinter party.
According to the Ashanti Regional Coordinator for FONKAR and a member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Abdul Rasheed, the presence of former President Rawlings at the NDC manifesto launch is an indication that some level of and unity discipline is creeping back to the party hence the need to support the party to win in the upcoming polls.
In an interview with XYZ News Ashanti Regional Correspondent Isaac Bediako Justice, Abdul Rasheed said “FONKAR was formed to correct certain wrongs in the NDC. We pursued it to the congress we saw no change after the congress and whether good or bad, there has been a change of leadership”
He believes President Mahama has brought some sense of discipline and some appreciable level of unity into the party “for which the founder of the party himself has acknowledged.”
Abdul Rasheed said former President Rawlings’ presence at the party’s manifesto launch and congress clearly shows that he is willing to join the party to campaign for victory in December.