The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ade Coker, has given indications that the former first family, the Rawlingses, have been officially invited to the party’s regional congress scheduled for this Saturday.

According to Mr. Coker, “initially a letter went and it was not properly laid so the corrections have been made and as I’m talking to you now the letter is in the bosom of the former first family. Somebody is there now waiting for him to give us the answer. As far as we’re concerned we’ve addressed the issues.”

The chairman’s comments come on the back of a statement released from the Office of the former President, which stated categorically that the party founder, Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, have not been officially invited to the upcoming congress this weekend, although their names are being used in the media as coming for the rally.

According to the statement, “We (Former First family) have taken particular note of extensive publicity on the forthcoming rally of the Greater Accra Regional NDC at Mantse Agboena in which the media has been erroneously informed that President and Mrs. Rawlings have been invited to the attend.

“This office wishes to inform the general public that it has received no invitation on behalf of President Rawlings. The only communication we have received from the Greater Accra NDC in the past few weeks is a letter dated February 21 and received on February 24 which requests the former President to grant audience to the Regional Secretariat to introduce parliamentary candidates for the 2012 elections. No mention is made of any rally in the said letter.”

In an interview with Citi News, however, Mr. Coker said all differences have been ironed out and the proper invitation has been presented pending a favourable responds from the former President and his wife.

Mr. Coker also rubbished accusations by the main opposition NPP that the NDC is just copying them by choosing the same venue they held their “Gargantuan Rally” – Mantse Agboena, James Town – some few weeks ago.

Source: citifmonline


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