The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Lower Manya Krobo, Michael Teye Nyaunu, has said the Rawlingses will campaign for the National Democratic Party (NDP) ahead of the December general elections.
According to the outspoken legislator, he does not foresee the Rawlingses campaigning for the ruling party because the party has relegated them to the background.
The NDP has called on the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to accept the Presidential candidate position of the party, but Mrs. Rawlings is yet to reply.
In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Nyaunu stated that “maybe subsequent events may change his position but Nana and the founder will not campaign for the NDC because Rawlings is still a barking dog and he needs to be caged. They will campaign for the NDP, National Democratic Party and not the National Democratic Congress.”
According to him, Mrs. Rawlings is qualified in every way to lead the NDP as she is “well educated, has the necessary exposure and I will definitely encourage her to pick it up.”
Mr. Nyaunu also opined that former President Rawlings’ comments on President Mahama to the Volta Regional House of Chiefs in Ho were misinterpreted.
He said: “Rawlings never declared his support for John Mahama. Rawlings said John Mahama taking over the realm of affairs has brought a spark and hope for the NDC. I think Rawlings is very conscious of the choice of words he uses.”
“He said President Mahama has brought some sparkle into the NDC. Even if he brought fire, he said he brought some hope, he didn’t say they have attained it. That is it,” the NDC MP explained.
He however expressed his sympathy to President Mahama because he “has inherited a very fragmented party and I wonder what he can do within this limited time of two or three months to unify the party.”