The Founder and leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has once again demonstrated her dissociation with her former party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying she has forgotten how the party is called.
According to her, she has become so focused and occupied with her new party, the NDP that she has erased the NDC from her memory.
Mrs. Rawlings gave the remark during an interview with DAILY GUIDE in Ho, the Volta Regional capital recently. She and some executives had come to hold a closed door meeting with party members and executives at all levels in the region.
In answering a question regarding her daughter, Zanetor Rawlings’ political aspirations with the NDC, she said though she no more believed in the NDC, there was nothing wrong with her daughter joining that party and added that if any of her children joined other political parties apart from hers (NDP) she would welcome it.
For her, having diverse political views should not be a matter of confusion but it should rather give the opportunity for people to share experiences and learn from each other. To this end, her husband, former President Rawlings’s position as the founder of the NDC only “makes the house exciting” because “we have an open political home.”
Recounting her childhood days as an illustration, she said “the home that I come from under my parents, different political groupings used to come there. We grew up with balances in the home, no one being the best and no one being the worst. What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong.”
To this end “I am not myopic in my politics at all. I believe that my husband is not myopic that is why he is able to criticize his own and will criticize anybody else along with it,” Mrs Rawlings stressed.
She bemoaned the acrimonious nature of politics in Ghana and Africa pointing out that “politics as a way of life is not a matter of life and death. However, truth is a matter of life and death.”
“That for me is paramount, so even in the political thing; if people are telling the truth it is easy to deal with them but when they are lying then it is difficult for people to have that co-existence that I am talking about. Truth, honesty and integrity is key in politics.”
Nana Konadu noted that her party is poised for the 2016 elections. She urged all party members to remain resolute and keep to the game plan to take over power in 2016.
Nana Konadu was in the company of the acting General Secretary of the NDP and Dr. Davis Sunu, the National Youth Leader of the party and a prospective parliamentary candidate for the NDP in the Agotime-Ziope Constituency.
Source: Daily Guide