I am ready to compete: Nana Konadu to contest 2016 presidential elections

Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings has announced she will contest this year’s election as flagbearer of the National Democratic Party.

Nana Konadu who broke away from the National Democratic Congress in 2012 to form NDP, confirmed her readiness to compete in November 7 general elections.”

She was however disqualified by the Electoral Commission from contesting the 2012 elections. She failed to properly fill out her nomination forms and could not submit the forms before the deadline.

Speaking to supporters in Accra, the out-spoken leader announced she will contest the NDP’s presidential primaries.

“There are a number of people who have shown interest. If the interest is still there, I’ll be one of the competitors…if the interest is not there I’ll still compete”, she indicated.

She encouraged Ghanaians to be bold speak about the current economic challenges and the poor state in which the country is being managed by the governing National Democratic Congress.

“There are things that we should all be talking about which as Ghanaians we’ve kept quiet…and you ask yourself, why are we quiet? Do we want an explosion on our hands before we talk?

“Our great grandfathers and mothers did not keep quiet that is why we have independence. They fought for something. Let us all be strong enough and fight for something. Positive fighting, positive work will elevate the country and whatever community we live in,” she said.

In a related development, a group calling itself Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (FONKAR) has resurfaced with a new campaign slogan ‘Operation Vote Mahama Out’.

The group intends to embark on a vigorous campaign to ensure that President Mahama and his governing National Democratic Congress party are voted out of power during the November 7 polls.

National Coordinator of the group, Joseph Bediako assured that he and his colleagues will do whatever it takes for Ghanaians to vote against Mahama.

He added that they will march the Mahama-led administration and its agents boot for boot.

 

Source – Joyfm