The disqualified Presidential Candidate hopeful of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has embarked on a series of campaign tours meeting queen mothers throughout the country.
As part of the tour, Nana Konadu has already visited queen mothers in the Central, Western and Volta regions, and will take her campaign to other regions in the course of her tour.
Throughout the discussion with the queen mothers, she has been empowering them on their role in the socio-economic development of their communities.
Her discussions had also centred on the development of the girl child, who she says deserves a future opportunity.
Briefing the Daily Graphic, Nana Konadu noted that since the 1980s, queen mothers had shown dynamic support for “my work with women and children”.
She said on September 9, her campaign took her to the Volta Region where she had discussions with the queen mothers on the NDP’s policies, particularly her vision for women in nation building.
She said women, she believed, have a dynamic role to play in developing their communities.
From her point of view, empowering women would bring about multiple effects on Ghana’s development.
The NDP is the latest party to join the number of lawsuits as it has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) days after the Commission rejected pleas to rescind its decision to disqualify the party's flag bearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings.
But Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings is optimistic of emerging victorious in the legal battle against the EC to enable her to contest the December 7 presidential election.
The NDP is seeking two reliefs to get Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings reinstated and an injunction on the EC’s programme towards the election until the final determination of the case.
The EC has been embroiled in some legal battles after it disqualified 12 political parties for failing to abide by directives stated in the Constitutional Instrument (C.I. 94).
The Commission explained it was unable to accept the nomination of the NDP flag bearer because the number of subscribers she raised fell short of the required 432 valid voters captured in the C.I.94.
Addressing the Central Regional Queen mothers Association in Cape Coast last week Friday, she said her strong optimism was as a result of the “solid case” the party had brought against the EC.
She added that her strong conviction had made her to continue campaigning across the country to persuade the electorate to vote massively for her.
“We are convinced in our minds that we have a very good case in court, so there is no ‘in case we lose the court case’,” was Nana Agyemang-Rawlings’s response when the Daily Graphic sought to know what her next line of action would be in case she lost the court case.
On the economy, Nana Konadu accused the government of doing “everything haphazardly”, and promised to introduce various interventions aimed at lessening the burden on the youth.
Source: Daily Graphic
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