The November 7 Presidential election seems to be garnering more competition as Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings has announced her plans to contest at the elections under the umbrella of the National Democratic Party.
She made this known while addressing supporters at the launch of a revamped ‘Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rwalings’ (FONKAR) in Accra on Thursday, she said;
“There are a number of people who have shown interest. If the interest is still there, I’ll be one of the competitors…if the interest is not there I’ll still compete”.
“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.
Addressing the recent killings in the country, Mrs. Rawlings said the government has the responsibility to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.
“It is for these reasons that we pay taxes so that our taxes can be used to pay the police and other security agencies so that they protect us.
“Inasmuch as we cannot have one policeman per Ghanaian and therefore we need to have a certain sense of personal responsibility, we also need to know that we are safe with our police and the military in our country.”
“I personally think that we are in a state of mourning but I personally feel that it is important that we feel secure whether in our homes, or on our roads and workplaces.”
“The only way is to let us know that you are in charge of us and in charge of our country and we have security because you are giving it to us.” she remarked.
She encouraged Ghanaians to be bold to speak about the current economic challenges and the poor state in which the country is being managed by the governing National Democratic Congress.
Nana Konadu broke away from the National Democratic Congress in 2012 to form the NDP whose head office is in Accra.
She was disqualified by the Electoral Commission (EC) from competing in the 2012 Presidential Election after failing to properly fill out her nomination forms and meet the commission’s criteria.