Kojo Bonsu, a former mayor of Kumasi, has expressed his confidence that Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the former First Lady of Ghana, will rejoin the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in no time.
“I am sure she will come back. It is only a matter of time. She can play the role of an elder in the party because she was part of its founding members, and we cannot take that away from her,” Mr. Bonsu said on Citi TV’s Face to Face with Umaru Sanda Amadu.
Mr. Bonsu stressed the importance of numbers for the NDC to win the 2024 general elections, saying that every number counts, no matter how small.
“Even if she brings only 20 people with her, it is still numbers, because you need 50 percent plus one to win an election. If we all come together and unite, our party will be stronger.”
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings left the NDC in 2012.
She challenged the late President John Evans Atta Mills in the NDC’s presidential primaries in 2008 but lost miserably; a situation that some believed influenced her decision to form her own party; the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2012.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings swore never to go back to the NDC under any circumstance.
Her late husband and founder of the NDC, former President Jerry John Rawlings (may his soul rest in peace) pleaded with his wife to reconsider her decision and return to the party.
He, however, admitted that his wife was not entirely at fault for leaving the party they both worked hard for.