Dr. Peter Boamah Otokunor, the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has responded to Dr. Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings’ call for her mother, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings to be brought back into the NDC.

Dr. Zanetor made this appeal on Friday, November 12, during a press conference at the party’s headquarters in commemoration of the passing of its founder.

Reacting to Dr. Zanetor’s appeal on Monday November 15, 2021, the Deputy General Secretary stated that “the right to association is an inalienable right that has been bestowed to every citizen of this country and with such rights, its commission or omission can only be exercised by that person. So as we saw with Madam Konadu leaving the party, it was in exercise of her right that is why for now she is not a member of NDC and belongs to a different party.”

According to Dr. Otokunor, “if she has realized that her action and her commission haven’t helped her in achieving her political or any objectives that she might have, it is just fair she comes back to the competition of the NDC.”

“Relying on the republic of Ghana Constitution to commission, she can go through the procedure of becoming a member of the NDC. She has to apply and the leadership will consider the application and just follow the procedure,” he stated.

The former First Lady resigned from the NDC in 2012.

In 2008, she contested the late President John Mills during the party’s presidential primaries but lost woefully; a situation which some believe informed her decision to establish her own party; the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2012.

Mrs. Rawlings has since been very critical of the NDC, and has on several occasions questioned the running of the country during the party’s tenure.

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings also vowed never to return to the NDC under any circumstance.

Source: InsiderGH.com


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