The National Democratic Party (NDP) has confirmed former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as the partys presidential candidate for the November election.
The confirmation was made at a congress held in Accra on Saturday, April 30 at the International Trade Fair Centre. The party also elected new executives ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls.
The former first lady after her confirmation called on Ghanaians to demand accountability from government.
She said, I believe that the role of a democratic government is to protect and strengthen liberties and redress the balance between powerful and weak, between the rich and poor through a government which invests inpeople but at the same time is prepared to be accountable to the people for their actions and omissions.
We can only redress the imbalance if we identify the weakness and emphasize on structural changes which will go a long way to block the loopholes which allow the injustices to be perpetrated in the first place, she added.
Mrs. Rawlings urged Ghanaians to vote for a visionary leader.
It is our responsibility to build a country that gives each individual an equal opportunity. It is our responsibility to give power to leaders who have a vision and the common goal of Ghanaians at heart,Mrs. Rawlings said.
The former president Jerry John Rawlings and two of his daughters were at the congress to support the former first lady.
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