A daughter of former President John Jerry Rawlings, has filed her nomination papers to contest the Korle Klottey NDC parliamentary primaries.
Amidst excited chant from supporters, Dr. Ezanetor Rawlings filed her nomination forms last week Thursday.
She would be coming up against incumbent Korley Klottey MP, Nii Armah Ashitey and grandson of national hero, Tetteh Quarshie, Leeford Kpakpo Quarshie.
“When your popularity is not based on ego but your connection with the community, then you know where you stand. I think the crowd here speaks for itself,” a confident Ezanetor told the media after submitting her papers.
Despite the keen contest expected in the Korle Klottey parliamentary race, the NDC party founder, Flt.-Lt. Rawlings said her daughter has the upper hand.
“I have no doubt about that, but I think at the end of the day, the most important thing is that we work together and empower the community to rebuild their lives,” she intimated.
Dr. Rawlings has no experience in politics and has, in the past denied having any political ambition.
“At the time, my denial was actually exactly what it was. I had no political ambitions. As the cleaning campaign and the environmental activism gained ground, the support on the ground was increased and more people started calling for political involvement. So that is how we found ourselves here.
“At the end of the day, it is really a question of conviction and I believe that.
When asked how long she had harboured this ambition, Ezanetor said, “My decision was very recent. Up until now, all I wanted to do is to contribute to the community.”
She would however not be drawn into the conversation about her mother, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings who broke away from the governing.
“I would like to focus on the issues now which would have to do with the development of the community,” the medical doctor maintained.