Election 2020: Nana Konadu withdraws from presidential race 2 weeks to polls

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has reportedly withdrawn her candidature in the December elections.

With just two weeks to the polls, sources close to her is expected to make an official announcement to that effect later today.

Her husband, Flt Lt (Rtd) Jerry John Rawlings dead after a short illness at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on November 12, 2020.

Since then, there have been calls from some quarters including that of former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Rtd) who told JoyNews that the National Democratic Party (NDP) flagbearer saves her late husband “embarrassment by pulling out” of the general election.

This suggestion has been described by the NDP General Secretary, Mohammed Frimpong as the “wishful thinking of a detractor.”

But in the latest turn of events, reports gathered by ‘The New Publisher’ newspaper say her decision “is mainly as a result of the death of her husband.”

Prior to this development, the Electoral Commission (EC) had accepted her bid as a presidential candidate on the ticket of the NDP in December.

Mrs Rawlings is among the 12 personalities who qualified to contest the presidential elections after the EC’s rigorous assessment process.

She is one of only three females on the ballot in the running to govern the country.


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