Lordina Backs Zanetor

Lordina Mahama and Zanetor Rawlings in a tete-a-tete

Lordina Mahama and Zanetor Rawlings in a tete-a-tete

The First Lady, Lordina Mahama, has been accused of openly showing support for Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings even as she battles her way to Parliament on the ticket of the National Democrat Congress (NDC) for the Klottey Korle Constituency.

Ebenezer Opoku Duah, a Columnist and Political Observer, in an open letter to the First Lady, claimed President Mahama and his wife could not escape blame due to their resolve to please the Rawlingses at all cost.

He said “with the first lady at the forefront, the President, together with the NDC national executives and other senior members of the party, has connived to use unconstitutional means to make the daughter of former President Rawlings, Zanetor Rawlings, either a minister of state or a Member of Parliament or both.”

The columnist and political observer continued: “Birds have whispered into my ears that former President Rawlings has demanded President Mahama [to] make his daughter Zanetor Rawlings a minister of state. But with advise from Alban Bagbin, the majority leader in Parliament, that Zanetor cannot constitutionally pass through the parliamentary vetting without her name in the register, taking her through Parliament became the next plan of the Rawlingses to hold on to power.”

Opoku Duah, among other things, alleged that President Mahama and his wife had pledged their support to the Rawlings family to keep them politically relevant in Ghana.

“Your Excellency the first lady has never hidden you and your husband’s massive support for the ‘hook or crook’ entrance of Zanetor Rawlings into Parliament or into government,” he stated, adding that “We know that your family supported her financially in the campaign leading to her election as Klottey Korle NDC parliamentary candidate and you continue to show open support to Zanetor against the court case challenging the legality of her election last year as parliamentary candidate without a voters ID card.”

The political watcher believes the posturing of the president and his wife is laughable.

“This is a complete illusion but it is even sadder that our First Lady, Lordina Mahama, has misguided her husband, President John Dramani Mahama, into bowing to that illusion of personality occultism! Former President Rawlings can never maintain President Mahama in power but we the people. So listen to the people and stop trying to be a puppet of the Rawlings family”.

According to the letter, state protocols were broken at public state functions recently in order to elevate Zanetor to an undeserving status without any reasonable explanations.

It further stated, “No one is left in doubt that you and your husband are doing all you can – including breaking the law – to keep the Agyeman – Rawlings family relevant in Ghana politics. But why do you insult the sensibilities of Ghanaians who have moved on from the pain caused them by the Rawlingses?”

Opoku Duah urged the supporters of the Dr Zanetor to desist from per-empting the decision of the court.

“…Anybody who believes in the Constitution must wait for the ruling of the court. What do we see? The First Lady, Lordina Mahama, is publicly showing solidarity with Zanetor Rawlings and mocking the courts which are yet to rule on the matter.


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