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Afari-Gyan was manipulated to disqualify me in 2012 - Konadu

Nana Konadu being interviewed by TV3's Bright Nana Amfo
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Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has stated that she still could not understand  why the Electoral Commission (EC)  disqualified her from contesting in the 2012 Presidential Elections.


The EC, led at the time by Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, had explained to Nana Konadu’s NDP that her application was rejected because she failed to meet all the requirements set out by the Commission for presidential candidates.

But in an interview with TV3's Bright Nana Amfo on Wednesday, Mrs. Rawlings who was convinced that she met all the requirements, said she could not accept blame for disappointing her followers in 2012.

“Any sane persons will ask why did Afari Gyan do what he did. I am still asking myself why he did that,” she questioned that disqualification.

According her, she has tried to put that incident behind her, but for Dr. Afari Gyan, “he decided to do that, for me it will be with him for the rest of his life”.

Mrs. Rawlings explained that any time the former Chairman of the Electoral Commission sees her, he tries to plead innocent and suggests that accepting her candidature would have brought a number of troubles to him.

“I know there is something that he hasn’t told me, but others at the Commission had told me what it was,” she claimed adding that Dr Afari-Gyan allowed himself to be used by the powers that be when he was at the helm of affairs at the Commission.