A Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Mr. Kofi Adams, says he is solidly behind the Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, to vie for the party’s presidential race.
He told Citi News the party’s guidelines do not bar individual executive members from declaring support for any aspirant, and that he will not be deterred from supporting Mrs. Rawlings’ bid to contest for the NDC flagbearership against President Mills.
Mr. Adams, who is also the spokesperson of the Rawlingses, is reported in some sections of the media to have stated that Nana Konadu is a better candidate than the Prof John Evans Atta Mills. He insists he can fulfill both his duties as spokespersons to the Rawlings family and deputy NDC General Secretary.
“President Rawlings will not cease to exist because the Former First Lady is running. She is running for an office and that office is there whereas I am spokesperson for the family, so when matters that affect the family come, I will speak about them. On matters of campaigning, there will be a spokesperson. But I don’t think the regulation did say that party executives cannot support a candidate. It only said that you cannot say a group that you belong to supports a person, but individually, you can support if you so wish. I support the Former First Lady and I have not minced words about that” he noted.
In another development, Mr. Adams says his interview with Bloomberg, an international media organization, has been misrepresented by pro-opposition newspapers the Daily Guide and the New Statesman.
According to the Daily Guide, Mr. Adams had told Bloomberg that should Nana Konadu become flagbearer of the NDC and President of Ghana subsequently, she would probe some agreements brokered under the current regime.
The agreements the papers said included the STX-Korea Housing deal and some oil deals.
But Mr. Adams told Citi News his words were twisted, perhaps to suit a particular agenda.
According to him, he only indicated the commitment of Mrs. Rawlings to review any bad deal that does not benefit the citizenry in the areas of oil and housing irrespective of which Government signed them.