Is NDC pushing for Rawlingses’ comeback?

There are conflicting reports about the purpose of Thursday’s visit by some National Democratic Congress (NDC) bigwigs to the residence of the party’s founder, Jerry John Rawlings.

While initial reports suggested that the call by a delegation of NDC MPs on the former President was aimed at getting Mr Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, to play a lead role in the party again, later reports suggest otherwise.

On Thursday, April 8, 2017, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, led a delegation of NDC legislators to visit the former president at his residence in Accra for party-unity talks.

“We trust that if you guide us and lead us well and the party goes through a proper process of reorganisation to strengthen its grassroots…we will not be in opposition,” the Daily Guide newspaper quoted Mr Iddrisu as saying.

The Minority Leader, who is marked as a potential flagbearer of the party in the next election, according to the paper, acknowledged the Rawlingses’ clout in Ghanaian politics and expressed the hope that their support in 2020 would improve the fortunes of the NDC.



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