Her husband, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings subtly appealed to her at the 8th national delegates’ congress of the ruling party to consider a comeback.
“Let us invite our mother Nana Konadu to come back home,” he said. “I hope she can hear us, I hope she can see us.”
However, the leader of the 31st December Women’s Movement has turned down the invitation, saying the main reasons why she walked out of the NDC to be an integral part of the National Democratic Party (NDP) still remain.
“Even if I find it interesting I will not escort my husband there… The conviction I had in going to some other place is still there and still relevant,” the former vice chairperson of the NDC told Accra-based TV 3.
Speaking to journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah, she said “I had been busy the whole day. I had not heard,” adding that Mr Rawlings “knows better” when it comes to her resolve not to return though his appeal may have emanated from “a good heart”.
“I worked to build [NDC],” she pointed out. “But even when you build a house, you build the house because you want to live in it…and you find that robbers have taken over your house and the house has been desecrated in some way and you have the chance to move to a smaller house somewhere, if you are not staying there, then that’s your problem.”
Nana Konadu had wanted to lead the NDC when she contested late president John Evans Atta Mills in 2008 in the presidential primaries, but lost. She crossed carpet thereafter to lead the NDP, however, she was unable to contest the 2012 elections because the Electoral Commission disqualified her.