President J.E.A. Mills will storm the headquarters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) tomorrow to pick up nomination forms to file for the flagbeareship race of the party, scheduled for Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region in July, this year.
Impeccable sources at the presidency told The Enquirer newspaper yesterday that President Mills would pick up the forms in the morning to enable him to get back to his desk for the day’s activities. According to the sources, President Mills had already sent signals that tomorrow’s event would be without any pomp.
President Mills would be in the race with the former first lady, Nan Konadu Agyeman Rawlings. Apart from the former first lady, no other member of the NDC has declared the intention to contest President Mills, who is also the leader of the NDC. Already, the President has had endorsements from almost all the executives of the party in various regions.
In addition to that, various interest groups within the NDC, including the cadres group, linked to the Rawlingses, have thrown their weight behind President Mills. Professor Mills, in the last congress that elected him to as the flagbearer of the NDC, won massively by beating four other contestants.
The other candidates at the time were Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Mr. Eddie Annan, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey and Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu. Some begwigs in the NDC have also thrown their weight behind the President, claiming that he should have been acclaimed.
Others too see the move by Nana Konadu as over ambitious, after enjoying perks that go with the position of First Lady for 19 years. Nana Konadu sent signals to contest President Mills long ago, but refused to come out openly until some few weeks ago.
Interestingly, a group known as Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) was clandestinely doing underground campaign for the former First Lady.
Nana Konadu has ignored calls from the party supporters and sympathizers not go into the contest. She went to the extent of resigning from her position as the vice chairperson of the NDC to enable her to run for the race.
Source: The enquirer