The National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has agreed to name former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, as its flagbearer for the 2012 elections.

The Committee is scheduled to meet this weekend to discuss a number of issues concerning the party including the naming of a presidential candidate.

The General Secretary of the NDP, Dr. Joseph Manboa-Rockson told Citi News even though the former first lady is free to reject the nomination, he will personally push for her to lead the party.

He stated that “personally, I am excited that there is that indication from the grassroots that she should be considered for us to determine the final choice of the flagbearer of the NDP. I will recommend that to NEC because we will be meeting over the weekend to confirm a presidential candidate for the 2012 elections.”

Dr. Manboa-Rockson noted that the selection of the former first lady goes to confirm that the Rawlingses are a part of the NDP saying, “Yes, this will confirm the rumours that the Rawlingses were behind the party and will campaign for us come December. The formation of the NDP is a provision of a new political party from the disenchanted movement of the NDC, NPP and other political parties.”

He added that the NDP is to provide an alternative to the Ghanaian electorate, “that strong voice that will come and bring about the principles of accountability, probity, transparency and social justice.”

The NDP chief scribe said the party is “polishing itself through the grassroots campaign and we are asking the grassroots to call upon the former President to join us in our campaign to wrestle back what he started.”