CANDIDATE MILLS NEVER SAID GHANA WILL BECOME KENYA
4/18/2012 10:07:37 PM -
Read unedited what he said in 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,
I want to repeat with all the force at my command, the warning note that I sounded last year that should there be another attempt by the ruling or any other party at the December elections to steal the verdict of the people, the National Democratic Congress and all fair minded Ghanaians will categorically reject out of hand the fraudulent results so proclaimed and will adopt all legitimate means, to seek redress to any such political misconduct.
The NDC would therefore like to assure every Ghanaian that it will not allow the NPP in the coming elections to repeat such a disgraceful conduct as it did in 2004. The electorate alone shall be the judge of the eight-year stewardship of the NPP.
The NDC has not only put total confidence in democratic governance, including the holding of free, fair, transparent and credible elections, but has also demonstrated the virtues of a peaceful transition of administration as everyone witnessed in January, 2001.
I therefore urge all Ghanaians and the international community to draw useful lessons from the on-going Kenyan conflict situation and the unacceptable conduct of elections held recently in other African countries with a view to ensuring that they are not replicated in our dear country at the next general elections.
We wish to take this opportunity to warn also against the kind of pre-election violence that has taken place in Pakistan with the unfortunate assassination of Benazir Bhutto and to urge the ruling NPP government to ensure the safety and security of Presidential and Parliamentary candidates as well as all citizens in the coming elections.
In conclusion, let me convey the sincere condolences of the National Democratic congress to the families of the more than 500 people who have lost their lives needlessly in the conflict in Kenya and also express the hope that the over 150,000 displaced persons in that country would be returned to peace and their homes as soon as possible.
In the same vein, we extend these sentiments to our very own people in Bawku.
The point is not lost on many Ghanaians that President Kuffour has not yet visited the Bawku area but has managed to visit others in similar difficulties.
President Kufuor must not forget that it is his position as president of Ghana that propelled him to the AU position.
God bless our homeland Ghana.