Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper, Alhaji Bature, wants the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to damn the consequences and tell the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to the face that the party has had enough of her sickening attitude.
Alhaji Bature believes the former First Lady is bent on scuttling President Mills? re-election bid and will mostly likely declare her intention to run as an independent Presidential candidate in the not too distant future.
It is an open secret that there is no love-lost between the Rawlingses and President Mills as there appears to be a battle for rights over the heart and soul of the party. Indeed, the chasm between them widened after what Mrs Rawlings described as ?unfair treatment? meted out to her and her supporters during the National Delegates? Congress held in Sunyani last July.
But her latest correspondence to the party leadership, saying she may be forced to withdraw or forbid the use of the NDC logo if what she describes as the disregard and the abuse of values enshrined in the logo and the party?s constitution continues, will surely ruffle some feathers.
The former First Lady, has threatened to place a ban on the use of the NDC party?s logo, the umbrella, if the party continues to disrespect her family, the founder and the values enshrined in the logo and the constitution for that matter.
A letter written to the party?s National Chairman, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, by Nana Konadu?s solicitors, states that ?as you may be aware, our client holds the copyright to the political party logo being used by the NDC party as its registered political party symbol and known as the ?akatamanso? (umbrella).
The statement quotes inter alia ?Our client?s intellectual property rights in the said symbol were duly registered?our client has since authoring the logo permitted its use by the party unhindered. However it will be recalled that our client had the occasion sometime after the last congress of the party?to warn the party against the infringement of her exclusive moral rights?by both party leadership both in their public utterances and deeds and thereby denigrating the symbolic value of the logo.
?Our client therefore demands the immediate end to the continuous infringement and denigration of her exclusive intellectual property rights in the logo. That unless steps are taken by the party to that effect our client will feel compelled to withdraw her permission for the use of the logo by the party.?