Suspended deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Kofi Adams has made a passionate appeal to the leadership of the party to consider the reintegration of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and members of the NDP to ensure smooth victory.
Speaking on Joy FM last Saturday, Mr. Adams said in other to ensure the re-election of President John Mahama and the NDC in the upcoming December polls, it is important all lovers of the NDC must impress on the leadership to extend an olive branch to Nana Konadu and the members of the National Democratic Party (NDP).
“All that I want to say, for those of us who wish for the re-election of the NDC and President John Mahama, we strongly think that party leadership would have to find a way of working out and extending a hand to our brothers and sisters in the NDP. It’s very key, it’s very important…,” Mr. Adams stated.
According to Mr. Adams, who also doubles as spokesperson to the Rawlingses, it is those who don’t have the NDC at heart, who are wishing the former first lady had succeeded in filing her nomination papers on the ticket of the NDP. “As for those who complaining that they were unhappy with the NDP’s inability to file their nomination…possibly they are not people who really wish the NDC that well. If they do, I don’t think that they will be celebrating”.
In an apparent reference to statements made by the managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt jnr., he considers cynical, Mr. Adams said: “For those who are shouting ‘and that would have shown smoothness level’; if contesting elections and winning or losing, or your performance will determine whether you contribute politically in this country, then persons like Kwesi Pratt and co, would not have been talking. Because he had contested elections in 1996 and he lost heavily.
It was a humiliating defeat. But he is still making his contributions in terms of talking on radio…I’m bringing him (Pratt) in because he is the one who introduced that…that the Electoral Commission should even give NDP one month grace to file their nomination; being sarcastic as usual of him (Pratt).”
Mr. Kwesi Pratt had earlier stated on last Friday’s edition of Peace FM’s flagship programme, “Kokrokoo”, that his greatest wish was for the former First Lady to have the unique opportunity of contesting the December general elections, and see her “smoothness level” after the declaration of the results.
He pleaded with the Electoral Commission (EC), to grant Nana Konadu a grace period of “one month” for her party, the National Democratic Party (NDP), to completely fill out her nomination forms and submit them to the electoral body.