Mr Kofi Adams, spokesperson for the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has said that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) stands a better chance of retaining power in 2012 with her than with incumbent President John Evans Atta Mills.

According to him, Mrs Rawlings has some advantages over President Mills to propel her for a win with the NDC in the upcoming elections.

Some commentators are however skeptical about Nana Konadu’s chances of winning any election in Ghana.

Communications Minister Haruna Iddrisu said on Joy FM that there is no way the nation would accept her as president.

In an interview with Peace FM Monday, Mr Kofi Adams noted that Mrs Rawlings has a very bright chance of winning the contest for the flagbearership position of the NDC and to eventually emerge as president of Ghana.

He reiterated that Nana Konadu was unfazed by declarations in support of the president’s retention by some regional executives.

The spokesperson insisted that the former first lady was not contesting the president for monetary or personal gains but “because she feels she must intervene to deal with a situation that could move this country forward and that could assure … NDC a needed victory in 2012…”

Story by Dorcas Efe Mensah/