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24.01.2007 Politics

Come and examine me - Prof. Mills dares Journalists

By Network Herald
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NDC presidential hopeful, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has invited the country's journalists to visit his Kuku Hill Base for a critical examination to determine whether he was really ill.

Prof. Atta Mills threw the challenge in a fact finding interview with regard to a Vanguard newspaper publication.

The newspaper had sought to replay the health issue of the recently nominated NDC flagbearer, with a presentation that the professor who had addressed rallies at Fomena in anticipation of the bye-election there, was so ill he had to be flown to South Africa for a medical review. That rumour had first been unleashed by “social commentator” Owula E. T. Mangote on an Accra-based radio station late last year.

Owula had in his summary on the day's programme dared the hierarchy of the NDC to come clean on whether or not he was not so ill that a compromise candidate would be put forward because it would want to avoid a second congress to avoid excess cost.

Prof. Mills said he would not be forced to use harsh words on the editorship of the newspaper even though it had set out to mischievously destroy him. He thought the more decent thing for the editor of the Vanguard newspaper was to render an unqualified apology for an unhealthy and unprofessional conduct.

He remarked that if they honoured his invitation, they would be disappointed because they will not see the Mills they expect to see in a wheel chair about to be wheeled to the Airport.

Mills' aide, Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, accompanying him on his campaign trail had earlier disclosed that since the Prof. returned from his South African medication, he had not even taken an aspirin tablet and was strong enough to withstand the cold that had engulfed the entire country.

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