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10.05.2007 NPP News

NPP won’t rig elections - Hammond


The Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, Mr Kobina Tahir Hammond, has stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would never resort to electoral frauds to win the 2008 general elections.

"We would run a peaceful and impeccable election, come 2008", he said.

Reacting to a campaign message by Professor John Evans Atta Mills, flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the effect that NPP would rig the 2008 elections, Mr. Hammond expressed disgust at the comments, saying how could elections be rigged two years in advance.

The MP, who was interacting with the press at Adansi Asokwa, said the good people of Ghana had their conscience and would make their right decision with their minds.

"Ghanaians are surely going to choose a successor to President Kufuor on the background of the fantastic legacy seen in terms of infrastructural development and micro and macro economic stability, good governance and rule of law as left by the NPP government," he said.

The MP added "if by his comments, Prof. Mills is preparing the ground for the delegates and his party to impugn the sanctity of the coming elections, then this is a plot that is doomed to a failure".

Mr. Hammond, who is the Deputy Minister of Energy, assured that NPP did not believe in stomach politics where ballot is bought with money".

He said the rigging comments were just a propaganda that would bring ill feeling towards Prof. Mills and his NDC party.

Mr. Hammond added that Prof. Mills was a man of the law and whatever he did, he must remember that the good people of Ghana would hold him personally accountable, especially for any conduct which suggested that he now subscribe to rule of mob action.

Source: GNA