Takoradi Meeting With Delegates Was Excellent – Teye Nyaunu

Contrary to reports that the Western regional executives of the NDC were entirely against her decision to contest the flagbearership slot of the National Democratic Congress, a campaign coordinator of the Nana Konadu for 2012 campaign team, Michael Teye Nyaunu has described the meeting with the regional executives as “excellent”. Speaking on the Big Bite on Xfm 95.1, Hon. Teye Nyaunu indicated that there was no quarrel when Nana Konadu’s team met regional executives in Takoradi on Monday June 27, saying “everything was okay”. The Chronicle Newspaper reported in Tuesday, June 28 2011 edition that Hon Teye Nyaunu grew indignant at the constant insults that were rained on the campaign team by Araba Tagoe, the Deputy Western Regional Women’s Organiser of the party. However, Hon Teye Nyaunu said the report is false. He said although he conceded there was a misunderstanding with Araba Tagoe, it never degenerated into a fight. “Reception at the regional secretariat was excellent, we told them our mission, and during the interaction, they were putting a lot of questions to us. It was during that period that Araba Tagoe raised an issue and we thought that she was not getting it right”. “She wanted to brief me about the history of the party and I was telling her some of us started way back during AFRC time… that I am not a boy, that I am a man; and that I have been in Parliament for four consecutive times, so when she is talking, she must know she is not talking to a boy, but a full grown man; and that is what I said, but it was just part of the discussion”. According to Mr Nyaunu, the team also got a massive welcome from delegates despite a purported instructions from their Municipal Chief Executives not to have audience with the team. He said the delegates who came from Essikado, Afia Kwesmintim, Shama, Wassa Mponho East and Ahanta bought Nana Konadu's message and agreed that Nana should be leader of the party and subsequently, President of the country. Describing the meeting with both the delegates and the regional executives as a “family meeting”, Teye Nyaunu said “there was nothing to become angry about”; adding, “it was not a physical combat”.