FORMER FIRST Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has slammed President John Evans Atta Mills, claiming he is presiding over the most corrupt government ever in Ghana.
Nana Konadu alleged that within two years of the current NDC administration, Ghanaians had seen some ministers and Presidential Aides amassing enormous wealth for themselves, at the detriment of the taxpayer.
She noted that it would be difficult for the ruling party to retain power in the next general elections with President Mills as the flagbearer, adding, “Corruption will rob NDC of retaining power in 2012.” Nana Konadu pointed out that corruption, infighting, broken promises and incompetence had become the order of the day in the current NDC administration. “Ghanaians are now discerning to separate truth from propaganda and lies and I believe the electorate will not want the economic hardship they are going through under the current administration to continue,” she stressed.
According to her, corruption in Ghana in recent times under the current administration had taken disturbing dimensions and was gravely affecting the pace of national development in Ghana.
The former First Lady said it was sad that the President had surrounded himself with people she described as “aliens” who were only interested in their individual well-being to the detriment of the people who voted them to power.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings was addressing hundreds of NDC supporters at the auditorium of the Western Regional Centre for National Culture at Fijai near Sekondi last Friday August 26, to thank them for their support in her campaign prior to the NDC’s national congress in Sunyani.
She explained that the NDC had truthfulness, sincerity and justice as its core values and said without these the country could not develop.
She boldly told the massive NDC supporters at the regional cultural centre that the party was dying slowly and that it needed a new leader who would bring it back to life, particularly at the grassroots. She appealed to the NDC activists to make sure they registered when the Electoral Commission begins the registration exercise in October this year for the next general elections in the country.
On her arrival at the venue for the programme, Nana Konadu was given a rousing welcome by enthusiastic supporters of the party, mainly from the grassroots, who came from all the 22 constituencies in the Western Region to listen to her.
Thomas Appiah, Western Regional Campaign Coordinator of Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) described President Mills as a bad leader for his alleged inability to unite his party and the nation.
He pointed out that Mills was a unique and highly respectable person who had chalked successes in different areas of life; but when it came to leading a nation and a political party, he fell far below the pass mark.
Mr. Appiah, also known as ‘Tilapia’, indicated that the leadership of President Mills had divided Ghana more than any other in the current Republic. “When the turmoil began in the NDC, the single person that had the ability to quench the fires when they were still easy to control, was the President, but he sat unconcerned,” Tilapia alleged.
Namburr Berrick, National Campaign Coordinator for the defunct Konadu campaign team, stressed that no national executive member of NDC could ban FONKAR because the group was formed long before the campaign for the flagbearership position in the party began.
Source: Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi/D-Guide
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