Nana Konadu still competing in the 2020 Presidential elections race
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Nana Konadu still competing in the 2020 Presidential elections race

Nana Konadu still competing in the 2020 Presidential elections race

Nana Konadu still competing in the 2020 Presidential elections race

Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has refuted claims of withdrawing from the 2020 Presidential elections race.

According to the General Secretary of NDP, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong  Nana Konadu has not had any talks with the Electoral Commission over a possible withdrawal from the presidential race.

This follows reports circulating in the local media earlier today which suggested the former First Lady had withdrawn from the presidential election.

However, at a press conference today the NDP rubbished reports that its presidential candidate has stepped down.

Alhaji Frimpong said Nana Konadu has not had any talks with the Electoral Commission over a possible withdrawal from the presidential race.

“Nana Konadu is, therefore, set to contest for the presidency against the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo, the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) John Mahama and others in the December polls,” he assured.

Alhaji Frimpong urged the public to regard the news as fake and had no iota of truth.

“This is fake news and it should be regarded as such, Our leader has not had any link to that effect,” Alhaji Frimpong told journalists.

Earlier, Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Rtd) cautioned Nana Konadu not to contest in the December polls as a sign of respect for her late husband.

The former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces believed stepping down would be the best form of respect she can give to her late husband.

“If I were her, I would not stand. If she was to ask me, I’d say ‘Madam, it is okay, call it off as a respect to your husband,’” Mr Nunoo-Mensah told Joy News.

“The wife [Nana Konadu] should save him [J.J. Rawlings] from that embarrassment by pulling out [of the election.”
Meanwhile, Nana Konadu’s husband, Jerry John Rawlings, passed away at the age of 73 in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020.

He is said to have died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was on admission after falling sick.

The former president ruled Ghana for two decades, first as through a coup and later becoming a democratically elected President.

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Konadu accuses NDC

The former first lady in a recent submission accused the NDC aspirant, John Dramani Mahama of stealing her 2016 manifesto ideas.

According to her, most of the things outlined in the manifesto of the NDC  including skills training, skills development, and salt making were all her ideas.

She stated that Mahama laughed at her after she revealed her plans for developing skill acquisition as well as building salt factory in the country.

“Now I can see that though I was condemned in 2016 about skill development and skill training, about making salt, other people have stolen the idea and put it in their manifesto.”

“I’ve heard it from former President Mahama saying we can now make salt and skill training and skill development is the best, they were insulting me about it but I said it is key to a country’s development,” Nana Konadu stressed.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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