The Campaign Team of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has rubbished suggestions that former President Rawlings harbours intentions to secede from the National Democratic Congress(NDC) if his wife loses the July Congress to President Mills.
Political pundits and some social commentators have said the NDC�s Founder would find it difficult to remain under the NDC�s umbrella, if his wife loses the race to lead the party, given his incessant criticism of Professor Mills� administration.
A former military ally of Mr. Rawlings during the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council junta, Major (Rtd) Boakye-Gyan, is the latest to make this assertion.
In an interview with Citi News, Major Boakye Gyan said the Rawlingses are more inclined to breaking away from the party than supporting President Mills for another term if Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings� bid hits the rocks.
According to him, a defeat for Nana Konadu will automatically deny the former first family any control of the party, particularly because all Rawlings loyalists would have lost their positions in the NDC with President Mills as its leader.
Major Boakye Gyan said the NDC has a history of breakaways after such deep cracks, citing the departure of Goosie Tanoh and Obed Asamoah who broke away to form the National Reform Party and Democratic Freedom Party respectively.
He stated that the National Democratic Congress as a party would never be the same after its July congress as a result of the deep divisions attending the upcoming congress.
But the Coordinator of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings� campaign team, Hon. Michael Teye Nyaunu, is not the least pleased with those he says are trying to force a breakaway of the Rawlingses from a party they have toiled for. He has dismissed Major Boakye Gyan�s analysis describing it as "warped and irrelevant."
�I don�t think that Rawlings has any mind to form any party so we cannot just be putting things into his mouth. He is there so if Boakye Gyan wants to know whether he will form a party or not, he should call him rather than speculating. Boakye Gyan also wanted some favours from the NPP so he started all these things during Kufuor�s time and going all round like that. All that Boakye Gyan says has become obsolete regarding the current trend of affairs in our party" he said.
Hon. Nyaunu also rejected Major Boakye Gyan�s claim that the Camp of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings is preparing the grounds for defeat by making unsubstantiated allegations of intimidation and bribery perpetrated by the presidency and the campaign team of Prof Mills.
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