The National Democratic Party (NDP) says its Flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has not pulled out of the upcoming presidential elections.
General Secretary of the NDP, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong who addressed a press conference on Monday said the Flagbearer has also not initiated any discussions with the Electoral Commission over a possible withdrawal from the race as being speculated.
He described as fake news any information that Nana Konadu was out of the presidential race and asked that it should be regarded as such.
There have been news making the rounds that Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings had withdrawn from the race due to the death of her husband, former President Jerry John Rawlings, however her party said she “will gather the strength to lead the NDP.”
Mohamed Frimpong thereby stated that NDP and its leaders across the country were resolute and will continue their campaign for victory in the 2020 elections.
The NDP general secretary however criticized the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama for taking advantage of the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings to make political gains ahead of the upcoming elections.
Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong said the NDC is being hypocritical by utilizing the death of the husband of the NDP flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings to resurrect their “dead campaign”.
He asked Ghanaians “not to oblige to such schemes by the NDC’s Flagbearer having pushed Mr. Rawlings away and now in his death they are trying to galvanize support for his weak base within the NDC rank and file and the country at large to salvage his 2020 campaign which is going nowhere.”
“Suddenly, the individuals within the NDC under the current leadership of John Mahama who publicly vilified Rawlings have rediscovered a new voice proclaiming themselves to the true adherent of his ideals and those who used foul languages against Rawlings are now hailing him,” Alhaji Frimpong remarked.