Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has withdrawn from the 2020 presidential polls, Starr News has learnt.
Starr News sources say Mrs Rawlings, who is also the Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), has informed the Electoral Commission of her decision.
The party is set to address a press conference today Monday, November 23, 2020.
Mrs Rawlings is the wife of former President JJ Rawlings, Ghana’s longest-serving leader, who died on November 12, 2020.
Founder and leader of United Progressive Party (UPP) Kwasi Addai Odike has advised former First Lady and wife of the late former president Jerry John Rawlings to pull out of next month’s general elections.
Mr. Odike believes withdrawing from the race will make Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings concentrate on her widowhood to ensure the former president is given the necessary dignity and befitting funeral.
Speaking on Akoma FM‘s morning show GhanAkoma last week, the UPP leader, who is one of the five presidential aspirants disqualified from the December 7 race, explained that “Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has no place to gain sympathy votes because even 2016 when her husband was alive, she had less than 20,000 votes”.
“So, she should concentrate on her husband’s death and even withdraw from the electioneering race,” he added.
Mrs Rawlings’ party, the National Democratic Party (NDP), is scheduled to hold a press conference on Monday, November 23 to tell the followers the way forward.