Mr. Nyaunu, an outspoken political figure, was at loggerheads with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its executives in what became a media battle between him and the party. There were rumours he had sworn allegiance to the then National Democratic Party (NDP) a party founded by former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings which had been newly form.
He lost the NDC primaries in the lead up to the 2012 elections which saw the NDC retaining political power which was disputed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and settled at the Supreme Court.
Outlinging his reasons for wanting to run again on Accra based Joy Fm, Mr. Nyaunu said “I have been branch chairman, ward chairman, constituency chairman and a Member of Parliament for 16 years on the ticket of the NDC so you can see how difficult it was for me in taking that decision.
He added that he fell out with the party “because of the pronouncements I made in respect of former President Mills’ health, the party descended and they brought somebody else and sponsored that person to come and contest me at the primaries and I lost.”
When he was questioned about issues of loyalty to the NDC, Mr. Nyaunu or MTN as he is popularly known raised a counter question asking “what about someone who help form the party and became the party chairman and left the party and formed a political party against his own party and he was accepted?
“What about his loyalty? I mean Dr. Obed Asamoah. Some of these things are bound to happen in an organisation.”
There are reports within the rank and file of both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the National Democratic Party (NDP) that efforts are underway to get former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings back into the fold of the governing party.
Mr. Nyaunu who is also a close friend of the Rawlings’s said “I’d prefer to join the team that would approach Nana Konadu. I’m willing to do that. When you harbour so much pain in you, it affects your health personally.
“If we have to approach her as a former mother if this country then I would honoured to be a member of the team. I have been reading in the media that Exanetor wants to contest for an NDC seat… You can imagine what the whole thing would look like, it would be the talk of town.”
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana