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Politics of Saturday, 30 April 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Nana Konadu to lead NDP in 2016 polls

Founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has been declared the Presidential candidate to lead the party in the November polls.

The declaration was made by a representative of the Electoral Commission at the party’s conference held today [Saturday] at the Trade Fair centre in
Accra.

Nana Konadu after the close of nominations on Wednesday was the only person who filed her forms for the position.

Her husband who is the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings and his children were at the Trade Fair centre to support Mrs. Rawlings.

Speaking after the declaration, Mrs. Rawlings called on the members of the party to rally behind her in order to wrestle power from the National Democratic Congress.

“Ghana is a great country but the people are being suffocated with weak and bad governance…Let us join hands and lift our country so we can confront all the negativity,” she added.

Nana Konadu will be facing President John Mahama, candidate for the NDC, Nana Akufo-Addo, NPP flagbearer among others in the November polls.

The NDP flagbearer was disqualified by the EC during the 2012 elections hence could not take part in that election.