- Nana Konadu has revealed she will contest the 2016 November presidential polls.
- The former first lady also called on citizens to demand more from the government; she bemoaned the the state of security and citizen safety in the country.
- Nana Konadu left the NDC in 2012 to form the NDP after tensions between her and the then leadership of the party reached uncontrollable levels.
The November presidential and parliamentary elections promises to be an exciting and interesting one, as former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings announced she will contest the presidential election as the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP).
Addressing supporters in Accra Thursday, the founder of the 31 December Movement hinted 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,” she opined.
The out-spoken woman also urge Ghanaians to express their views and opinions on the economy and other national issues.
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According to her the current state of affairs in the country is a clear indication of government’s failure. She touched on pertinent trends in recent times like the rate of violent crime and murders.
“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.
Nana Konadu broke away from the National Democratic Congress in 2012 to form NDP.