The wife of Ghana’s former leader, Jerry Rawlings, has been disqualified from running in the current election. Ghana’s election commission has stated that Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings’ nomination forms were not properly completed.
She had originally wanted to run on the National Democratic Congress (NDC – the party that her husband founded) party’s ticket, but was defeated in a primary election. She then helped to form a rival party, the National Democratic Party (NDP) on which to run. There had been much speculation regarding which party the former President, Rawlings would support. Mrs. Rawlings is said to be very upset about her disqualification and is not offering statements to the press. Currently, the main opposition candidate is Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party.