WOMEN Organisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region have called on Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, a former first lady and now a Vice Chairperson of the NDC, to distance herself from the recent posting of her posters across the country by persons claiming to be foot soldiers of the party.
The women stated that Mrs Rawlings‘ delay in distancing herself from the unlawful conduct of the faceless and nameless so-called foot soldiers were undermining the work of President Mills and the unity within the party.
“The delayed silence from Mrs Rawlings is fuelling lots of speculations which do not augur well for the image of our founder, hence our call for Mrs Rawlings to immediately distance herself from the misconduct of the faceless and nameless persons so that as a party and government, we can focus on the work ahead and build the Better Ghana that Ghanaians voted President Mills to do,” the women organisers stated.
A release issued to the press in Sunyani and signed by Nana Adwoa Takyiwaa, the NDC Brong Ahafo Regional Women’s Organiser, on the recent Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings posters said they had nothing against the desire of Mrs Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, one of the Vice Chairpersons of the NDC, to vie to lead the party into 2012 general election.
The release said the NDC was a democratic party and believed in opening up the political space for every qualified member of the NDC to vie to lead the party.
“However, we are extremely displeased with the attempt by some persons to create unnecessary confusion within the party and distract the attention of President Mills’ government to deliver on its mandate and pursue the Better Ghana agenda,” it said.
The women organisers, therefore, called on Mrs Rawlings to immediately distance herself from this unacceptable behaviour by the group of young men who are misbehaving and destroying the reputation of our Founder as well as the solid image of the NDC.
The women urged Mrs Rawlings as a mother figure to call the lawless persons to order or distance herself from them, adding that every well-meaning mother will not tolerate the waywardness on the part of her children and in like manner, Mrs Rawlings must not tolerate the waywardness of these cowards.
The NDC Brong Ahafo Women Organisers, however, pledged their unflinching support to President Mills and said they had no doubt that a Better Ghana will be built for the NDC’s mandate to be renewed in 2012.
They added that when a Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, made some attributions to Mrs Rawlings recently, she acted with dispatch to set the records straight.
“It is therefore disturbing that with regard to the recent matter which is undermining unity within the party and undermining the work of President Mills, Mrs Rawlings is delaying in distancing herself from the unlawful conduct of the faceless and nameless so-called foot soldiers,” they stated.
The release noted that it was a matter of fact that some women have made it to the high position of president of their nations and it was a matter of fact that many more women will aspire to such a high office but it is also a matter of fact that those who had made it to the high office, did not employ backdoor tactics as well as support lawlessness within the ranks of their parties.
“Particularly, we are unhappy about the lawlessness being perpetrated by certain faceless and nameless persons in the name of Mrs Konadu Agyemang Rawlings”, the release said.
“We find it highly inappropriate that a lawless agenda is being pursued in the name of a Vice Chairman of the party and also the wife of our respected founder his Excellency Jerry John Rawlings,” it stated.