Mills Been Punished For Rejecting Konadu As Running Mate?
A member of the National Democratic Congress and one-time close pal to ex President Jerry Rawlings, Alhaji Iddrisu Bature says the Former First Lady, Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has a burning desire to see President Mills fail miserably even if the NDC has to be sacrificed. Purported calls on the Former First Lady to lead the NDC in the 2012 general elections, has been given a major boost by some members of the NDC, who have started pasting her posters across the country. The Vice Chairperson of the NDC has remained silent on the matter. Speaking to the issue on Monday October 25, Alhaji Bature disclosed to Citi News that Mrs. Rawlings’ hatred for President Mills started in the year 2000, when then Candidate Mills bypassed her to select Martin Hamidu as his running mate, a position the Former First Lady wanted. She said Nana Konadu’s decision to become a Vice Chairperson of the party, was to pursue her evil agenda against President Mills. “What many Ghanaians may not know is that, Nana Konadu just like Obed Asamoah has a serious aversion for the current President, Professor Mills. This began in 2000 when she was hoping to be selected as running mate to the then Candidate of the NDC Professor Mills. She and Obed Asamoah were looking forward for that job but unfortunately or fortunately, Mills went in for Asamoah’s Deputy in the person of Martin Hamidu and Nana Konadu has never been enthused with Mills’ administration since then likewise Obed Asamoah. Asamoah eventually worked his way to become the Chairman of the NDC and made sure that he sabotaged Atta Mills’ intention of leading this nation until he Asamoah was removed.” “In the case of Nana Konadu, at a point in time after 2001, she mellowed a bit hoping that in 2004, Mills would have selected John Mahama, which Mills didn’t do and went in for Mohammed Mumuni and Nana Konadu was never happy with that choice. She even invited Mills to a very close friend’s house to plead with him to consider John Mahama, which he (Mills) declined. Since then, she has never been happy with Professor Mills. “In 2008, she was hoping that Mills will come to his knees but God was on his side and he has eventually become the President of this Republic. So Nana Konadu as a matter of fact, is yet to come to terms with the reality that apart from God, nobody creates a King”. According to Alhaji Bature, Nana Konadu is only pretending not to know about the ongoing campaigns in her favour. “She can never deny not being behind what is happening, at least not to the discerning minds. If you have a Party’s Vice Chairperson who is asked on a public platform to grade the performance of her Government and President, and she says that she cannot do that except at an appropriate time, if today some people are purported to be calling on you, how can you distance yourself? Of late we all saw what she has been doing in the Western and Central Regions, ostensibly working to revive her 31st December Movement, but in reality doing campaigning. But I can assure her one thing, it’s high time Nana Konadu drops this idea very fast. They are fighting against tide. The mood in the NPP will not countenance any attempt to derail the forward move of the party. What Nana Konadu and her likes are trying to do is to break the front of the NDC so that the party will lose power in 2012.” Asked whether the NDC could retain the seat in 2012, Alhaji Bature told Citi News it was a too early to determine. He however said if Nana Konadu’s ploy to undo Mills and the arrogant posture of President Mills’ appointees do not change, 2012 could spell doom for the party. ‘First and foremost, I think that the posture of the members of Government is also very important. What Ghanaians detest most no matter how poor or vulnerable they are, are arrogant public officials. And you can see some arrogance of power creeping gradually and subtly into some members of government. These are more potent than what Konadu is doing. Konadu and Rawlings have no refuge apart from NDC" he noted.
Source: citifmonline.com-Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie