Rumours rose up when the late Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd) was alive as whether his children would follow his NDC and ignore their mother’s political party?
Just immediately, his elderly child, Zanetor Rawlings sprung up to contest parliamentary seat in Klottey-Korley constituency on the ticket of his father’s NDC in 2016.
Surprisingly, she won massively against Addison of NPP in 2016 and she is still the parliamentary aspirant of that constituency in the ticket of NDC in 2020 general election.
Following up critically, the National Democratic Congress organized a mammoth vigil in memory of the late Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd) who kicked the bucket on 12th November, 2020.
The NDC held the vigil on Sunday 15th November, 2020 in remembrance of their founder. Majority of the family of the Rawlings were missing, chief among them are Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and her two daughters (Amina Rawlings and Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings).
The long held suspicions by sections of the Ghanaian population was that, Kimathi Rawlings and his sister Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings will tow the line of their father and work with the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
It was also widely believed that Amina Rawlings and her sister Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings were with their mother’s National Democratic Party (NDP). This was almost confirmed by their absence and the appearance of only Kimathi and Zanetor at the NDC vigil.
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The National Democratic Congress at the moment is a far bigger political party than the National Democratic Party and it is no wonder Honorable Member of Parliament, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings stood on the ticket of the NDC and won.
She is poised to return to Ghana’s next parliament if she wins her second term bid in the upcoming 7th December, 2020 elections to represent Klottey- Korley Constituency.
This presents a unique situation for the NDC because, Kimathi may also begin to play some form of role within his father’s party in the near future instead of with the mother’s NDP which many believe will not have any significant impact in terms of votes in the upcoming elections.
Are they (Kimathi and Zenator Rawlings) towing their fathers path because they are more like him in ideology and political underpinnings? Really it might.
Perhaps, they had their father’s blessings to do so and it would have been a major news if both of them did not represent at the vigil yesterday.
It will be of great news to hear J.J’s wife abandons his political party (NDP) and joins NDC with all her children and vice versa.
By Alex Konlan, Ghananewsprime.com
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