25.07.2006 Politics

Attah Mills Expresses Desire To Rule Ghana

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Former Vice President, Prof. John Evans Attah Mills, returned home on Monday after weeks abroad, during which he underwent Sinus Cancer treatment in both India and South Africa.

In an exclusive interview with CITI NEWS on his arrival, Prof. Mills denied media reports that his ailment had compelled him to kill his longstanding ambition to rule Ghana.

He told CITI NEWS that he would run for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket, emphasizing that he is not troubled by the intentions of both business magnate, Mr Eddie Annan, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah to contest the NDC flagbearership.

Mr Eddie Anan is believed to have heavily bankrolled the campaign of the Law Professor in the last two elections, which he lost.

Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah was a major pillar in the Mills campaign team during the in 2000 elections.

Observers say their decision to challenge Prof. Mills for the NDC ticket pose a serious threat to the former Vice President's third attempt at the nation's highest office.

Prof. Mills was explicit and said he does not have monopoly over the NDC and that he and the other aspiring members will just count on the NDC's votes.

Prof. Mills said he welcomed other contestants, who had joined the race, since it was a sign of the level of enthusiasm people had in the party.

Commenting on his health, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills said it was not true that he was bedridden, adding that "All the rumours that are going on about me are not true".

Prof. Mills said he had rather gone for holidays and took advantage to treat a nasal problem.
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