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15.05.2007 NPP News

NPP Will Win By Fair Means — K.T. Hammond

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

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

Reacting to a campaign message by Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to the effect that the NPP would rig the 2008 elections, Mr Hammond expressed disgust at the comments, wondering how elections could 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 the 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 macroeconomic 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 failure."

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

He contended that the comments about rigging were just propaganda that would make people have ill-feeling towards Prof. Mills and his National Democratic Congress (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 would suggest that he now subscribed to rule of mob action.

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