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Politics of Saturday, 9 July 2011

Source: Space FM

Rawlings is visionary leader-GAME spokesperson

The Brong-Ahafo regional
spokesperson for GAME, Kwame Aning Frimpong, on Thursday night described former
president Rawlings as a visionary leader whose image under NDC would compel him
to stick to the party after his wife’s defeat in Saturday’s delegates’ congress.

Kwame Aning
was contributing to a panel discussion on the historic delegates’ congress on
Space FM’s special congress countdown show anchored by Hello FM’s Sampson

spokesperson was justifying reasons why former president Rawlings would find it
difficult to quit the NDC in the event of his wife, former first lady Nana
Konadu Agyemang Rawlings losing the election to president Mills at the Sunyani
coronation park.

The submission
by the GAME spokesperson, who once worked for Space FM, saw the Brong-Ahafo
regional Coordinator for FONKAR, Chris Dugan, thanking the lord because for
once, a leading GAME official had openly admitted that former president Rawlings
is a huge personality in the NDC and would not easily quit as has been
suggested by some political commentators.

the heavy presence of police personnel and armoured vehicles to provide
security for delegates and observers at the congress, appear to be frightening
most residents of Sunyani.

residents complained that a simple congress to elect a flagbearer for the
ruling party should not attract so much security apparatus in a serene city
like Sunyani.

They argued
that the degree of security for the congress is an indication that the party
has admitted that the event could degenerate into anything violent.

Security disturbance

personnel who stormed Sunyani early this week for the NDC delegates congress
are disturbing both residents and visitors with the indiscriminate blowing of sirens
and tooting of horns.

situation is so irritating that some residents were contemplating of reporting
the behavior of the security personnel to the regional minster but rescinded
their decision when it dawned on them that their concern would not be addressed.

movement of security vehicles through principal streets of Sunyani has really raised
questions about the professionalism with which they are expected to execute
their duties.

Source: Opoku Agyemang/Francis
Owusu-Ansah, Space FM, Sunyani