Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings
I was not able to go to sleep last night because of the heavy sadness which was permeating my heart.
I have been thinking why certain events happen to certain people at certain times during their life time.
I have also been thinking why some people always thrust themselves into certain issues or at best certain controversies knowing very well that their implications can permanently alienate them from those who have cherished them for many years.
But throughout my thinking and tossing on my bed, I came to the realization that human beings have always been funny that which is why the book of Ecclesiastes states that there is nothing new under the sun.
Ever since the NDC won the 2008 elections, the party has never known any peace.
It was barely three months after President Mills has taken the oath of office when his government came under severe siege from within its own quarters.
The barrage of criticisms unloaded on President Mills who at the time had not even fully filled his cabinet positions even caught the NPP opposition off-guard.
The vilification unloaded on President Mills’ government from his own party greatly helped in emboldening the NPP folks who saw it as their greatest opportunity to tear the NDC down and damn any positive things they intended to do to better the lots of Ghanaians.
The result is what we see today, with the NPP folks ridding on their own illusion and thinking that the NDC has done nothing at all since they came into office.
Mahamadu Bawumia daring the NDC during the lecture he gave last week to tell Ghanaians just one policy initiative of theirs since they came into office.
It must however, be noted that under the severe barrage of denigration both from the opposition and from within the NDC quarters, President Mills and his team has soldiered on by working hard to deliver on their Better Ghana Agenda which has seen so many achievements chalked within the past three years.
It has not been easy for the NDC.
In fact, it has been a difficult tortuous three years as the NDC government has to wake up daily to a salvo of planted untruthful stories in the NPP borrowed newspapers, radio and television stations.
The rapidity of these lies by the NPP against the NDC since they assumed power has sometimes overwhelmed the NDC leaving it unable to respond in time to all these untrue accusations.
But I must admit that the NDC people have worked tirelessly in their determination to deliver on their promises to Ghanaians.
But I want to put it on notice that anytime the NDC seems to be riding on good waves, something from nowhere comes to knock the party off from track.
It has happened over and over again which is why I am finding it difficult to know why NDC has been suffering from this bad karma.
I am sometimes inclined to believe that there may be some unknown or some invisible forces that have been fighting to destroy the party and to a large extent the good works of President Mills.
Based on what I have observed, I would like to comment just on one incident for now.
About two weeks ago, the NDC had a golden opportunity when Akufo-Addo’s failure to condemn the inflammatory statement by Kennedy Agyapong received a barrage of condemnation leading him to junket to the Volta Region to meet the chiefs in a hurriedly arranged meeting to give them fake assurances.
Add that to the lies which Bawumia spewed concerning the state of the economy which brought the NDC communications team in full force to condemn his biased analysis.
And in the midst of all this was the news about President Mills’ invitation to the G8 summit at Camp David, Maryland in the US.
The good news coming on the way of the NDC clearly shows that the party has finally found its mojo going to the 2012 elections.
In fact, it sent the greatest signal to the NPP that the days when they had a free ride in saying anything that comes out of their stomach without much response from the NDC is over.
The energy from the NDC has also energized its base, an indication that the party is really gearing itself to the 2012 elections.
But out of nowhere came the invisible forces that have been fighting the NDC anytime something good comes the way of the party.
In the midst of NDC’s crest wave in asserting itself and positioning itself for the 2012 elections came the news that Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has threatened to ban the use of the NDC party’s logo, the umbrella, if the party members continue to disrespect her family, the founder and the values enshrined in the logo and the party’s constitution.
Suddenly, this news has cut short the good waves being enjoyed by the NDC as the story has become front and centre in the media.
My big question is why now, Nana Konadu?
And what would Nana Konadu gain by doing this?
The truth is that if Nana Konadu takes away the NDC logo the party would have no option than to get a new logo, advertise it throughout the country in less than 6 months before the elections; a task which is very overwhelming.
I do not know much about the issue concerning the rightful owners of the NDC logo, but something simple is boggling my mind.
It is a fact that the NDC was formed way back in the early 1990s.
Indeed water has passed since the NDC party was formed and registered with the Electoral Commission.
So why would Nana Konadu wait for 18 years after the party has been formed and sneaked to register the party’s symbol on April 12, 2010 as her intellectual property right under the Copyright Act (2005), Act 690?
What is the motive behind this?
And why now write a threatening letter to the NDC when the country has less than 6 months before going to the polls?
I am not here to condemn Nana Konadu as it would stoke up in an already tensed situation in the NDC.
But I want to state that Nana Konadu should read carefully into everything that she is doing, as its future implications on herself and her family is very grave.
It does not look good for her and her image.
In this world if you move from one controversy to another never think you are making yourself popular or at best testing your popularity.
It is a mark of someone steeply falling from grace to grass.
I am not wishing any bad thing to happen to Nana Konadu or her family, but I guess she is old enough to know that the seeds we sow today are the produce we harvest tomorrow.
Nana Konadu should know that all the leadership of the NDC including President Mills, herself and JJ Rawlings will go away at a certain point in time.
Old age would surely catch up with Konadu.
There would come a time when Nana Konadu would yearn to have some friends around her.
It is at that time when she would look at her left and right to see if she has any friends left.
At that time, if she finds some friends hallelujah; but if she realizes that there are no friends available that is when she would come to the realization the kind of life she had led on earth.
Brothers and sisters of the NDC, I therefore, beseech you all that never allow your name when you are long gone, to ever pop up as the person or one of the persons who helped or schemed in tearing the NDC party apart.
You may not want to leave that kind of legacy.
Nana Konadu, think again!
Source: Margaret Jackson /firstname.lastname@example.org