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Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings


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Finding flagbearers

Other than Jerry Rawlings and Atta-Mills the frontrunner for the NDC ticket is First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings whose political standing has been boosted by a cluster of well- financed extra-governmental (rather than non-governmental) organisations such as the 31 December Women's Movement (31 DWM) and the Verandah Boys (with its Nkrumaist echoes) organised by Faustina Nelson a Nana Konadu acolyte...

Also close to Nana Konadu is Sherry Ayittey the sister of the outspoken US-based political scientist and long-time Rawlings opponent George Ayittey...

Some NDC cadres suspect that Nana Konadu is constructing a parallel support network to back her candidacy at the coming party congress...

Winning support at constituency level is difficult for most Accra-based politicians; Nana Konadu's supporters reckon the 31 DWM and Verandah Boys will counter any antipathy towards her at the grassroots level...

Talk of Nana Konadu's candidacy has sparked resentment among party cadres (organisers of the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution) towards the NDC hierarchy...

Asamoah who last year had to explain how C100 million (US$40 000) came to be stolen by two policemen guarding his house is the hierarchy's key strategist and Nana Konadu's main political confidant...

NDC opinion is divided over Nana Konadu's candidacy...

Outside the party many believe the candidacy plan was floated found little support and has quietly been abandoned although New Patriotic Party activist Kwame Pianim has warned fellow oppositionists that they underestimate Nana Konadu at their peril...

Dynastic decisionsAccordingly Nana Konadu's references to the issue are subjected to rigorous textual analysis...

Some like former PNDC member Mary Grant loudly praise Nana Konadu's contribution to the women's movement...

Of these factions the NDC radicals are most opposed to a Nana Konadu candidacy while the Northern Region and Fante Confederation also share misgivings (prompted mainly by their wish to generate their own candidates)...

The weakness of Nana Konadu's NDC opponents is their lack of an alternative candidate or at least any one willing to put their head above the parapet (and risk the Castle's wrath)...

John Kufour: Kumasi businessman; the NNP's dour representative in 1996; widely regarded as lacking the bite to take on either Nana Konadu or her husband; ...

Instead hopeful voices speak of a major rift in the NDC over Nana Konadu's candidacy which will send the ruling party' s Nkrumaists back to their political roots...


Not so accountable

NDC cadres have begun to aim their fire at a clique centred on Asamoah and First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings...


Blood under the bridge

(Moreover Maryam Abacha and Nana Konadu Rawlings had a well publicised row at a recent meeting of first ladies in Abuja)...

(Moreover Maryam Abacha and Nana Konadu Rawlings had a well publicised row at a recent meeting of first ladies in Abuja)...


Old wines, new bottles

There are the personal factions: the First Lady faction dominated by Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and Enoch Teye (ET) Mensah; the Obed Asamoah faction led by the former Foreign Minister; the Ahwoi faction led by Local Government Minister Kwamena Ahwoi (now appointed acting Foreign Minister) and his brother Ato Ahwoi (energetic asset confiscators in the 1980s reputed to be among the wealthiest families in Ghana); the Fante Confederation faction which includes Totobi Quakyi and Ato Dadzie; and the Northern Faction led by Defence Minister Idrissu Mahama Issifu Ali Trade Minister Ibrahim Adamu Huudu Yahya and former Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed ibn Chambas...


Rawlings does it

Mensah one of the closest allies of first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings...


Close call

While press reports that Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings planned to run alongside her husband as Vice- President proved wrong she is still a force in the party...


Together against Jerry 

On most evenings on the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation television news Rawlings or his wife Nana Konadu are shown opening clinics schools and roads or handing out roofing sheets...

First Lady Nana Konadu Rawlings has moved many of her 31 December Women' s Movement loyalists into NDC strongholds and wants at least 30 per cent of NDC parliamentary candidates to be women...

First Lady Nana Konadu Rawlings has moved many of her 31 December Women' s Movement loyalists into NDC strongholds and wants at least 30 per cent of NDC parliamentary candidates to be women...

This has exacerbated the growth of factions in the NDC:• First Lady faction: dominated by Nana Konadu and Sports Minister E...

Mensah and is linked with the Association of Committees for the Defence of the Revolution whose toughs regularly appear at opposition demonstrations;• Foreign Minister faction: led by Foreign Minister and Acting Justice Minister Obed Asamoah the key NDC campaign strategist deferring only to Rawlings and when necessary to Nana Konadu; he controls party patronage (in December he organised an end-of- term payment for the ACDRs of C500 mn...

All NDC factions will support Rawlings this year; they argue about who should succeed him in the 2000 elections in particular about Nana Konadu's visions of a dynasty...


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