The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is being advised to immediately take steps to design a new party logo and begin a nationwide publicity in that regard to its members.
This comes in the wake of threats by wife of the party founder, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to withdraw the “Akatamanso” logo which she claims is her intellectual property.
A member of the NDC’s legal team, Abraham Amaliba who gave the advice on Citi Fm’s news analysis program, ‘The Big Issue’ stated that should the party fail to take these steps, it could go into the 2012 election without the “akatamanso” symbol.
“The party should meet quickly on this matter because if we wait till, say, two months to the elections and she goes to court, naturally, the court will place an injunction and when an injunction is placed, it means both parties cannot use the symbol and NDC will be left without a symbol”, he cautioned.
“Instead of us trumpeting our achievement, we will be in court fighting over just a symbol (so) we should quickly hand over the symbol to her, replace it with another one, educate our people to know what the symbol is”, Mr. Amaliba added.
His colleague panelist on the show and NPP MP for Bimbila, Domnic Nitiwul is however cautioning the NDC on the consequences of a possible change of its symbol.
He said “Just change of symbol alone you can lose about 5% of your votes and if someone decides to use that symbol to run in the election, what will happen?
“That’s the founder’s wife you are talking about and I don’t think that the woman could do what she is doing unless there is a discussion between the two of them”, Hon. Nitiwul opined.
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