The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has declared Prof. John Evans Atta Mills a failure and announced that the ruling party is not in anyway terrified by his recent re-election as the leader and flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
On December 22, Prof Mills defeated three other contestants to become the first person in the NDC's 14 year history to be made flagbearer for a record three times, despite having lost two previous elections.
The Law Professor's re-election did not surprise analysts who had, before the congress, predicted a landslide victory for him.
Faced with the reality of having to put forward an entirely new candidate to succeed President Kufour, who is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election after two terms in office, Prof. Mills' victory is reported to have sent the ruling NPP panicking.
Some media reports suggest that the former Vice President is in good position to end the eight year reign of the NPP, come December 2008, especially as he is likely to be the most marketed candidate in the race for the keys to the Osu Castle, but NPP Chairman, Mr Peter Mac Manu says his party is not in anyway troubled.
The NPP Chairman told Ghananewstoday that he does not believe that Ghanaians would close their eyes to what he calls the excellent performance of the NPP, since taking office in 2001, and vote a disappointing NDC back to the corridors of power.