- "I am very sad by the comment made here this morning. Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has been a champion of women."
Mensah Thompson, Executive Director of the pro-NDC Civil Society Organisation, Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), has described the scathing attack by the National Democratic Party (NDP) against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as clear machination of its Founder, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.
Speaking with Benjamin Offei-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday, Thompson said Agyeman-Rawlings was the cause of the internal squabbles between the NDC and its late founder, Jerry John Rawlings.
“We joke in this country too much; the whole thing is just a joke. We know the relationship Rawlings had with the NDC, he was the founder of the NDC and there is no where I read that he had relinquished his role of the NDC,” he said.
Thompson added: “I blame everything that is going on, on Rawlings himself. Rawlings made a very big mistake; a very huge mistake and I am surprised that the wife is pretending. It is the wife, who is shedding crocodile tears, all Rawlings’s suffering is because of his wife, who is an ambitious greedy old woman.”
According to him, the abysmal performance of Nana Konadu at the NDC presidential race and her rejection by the party has made her bitter.
“You have been a first lady for 19 good years. This country is not a dynasty that people become president and relinquish that duty to their wife or children, she just couldn’t accept the fact that the NDC rejected her after getting three percent,” Thompson stressed.
Hitting below the belt
However, a fellow panelist on the show, Kozie Akosua Manu, a Deputy CEO of the National Youth Authority in charge of Finance and Administration, condemned Thompson, saying he hit below the belt.
“I am very sad by the comment made here this morning. Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has been a champion of women and asked for women to have roles in government. Why do we tag women greedy when they want to assume positions of power? Let’s not make women look like evil just because they want to assume political space. Today everybody is well aware that they (NDC) are crying more than the bereaved,” she said.