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05.11.2008 Elections

Mills Holed Up•At Kuku Hill

By Daily Guide
Mills Holed Up•At Kuku Hill

The disappearance of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills from the political radar has been attributed to the activation of a strategy by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) campaign apparatus and has nothing to do with a plummeting health state.

The disclosure was made by the Communications Director of the Prof. Mills Campaign Team, Koku Anyidoho in reaction to a story put out in yesterday's edition of this paper seeking the whereabouts the party's

presidential candidate, who made a quick dash to Cote d'Ivoire on Friday.

DAILY GUIDE has not bothered to look for Prof. Mills, Koku said implying that, had the paper sought him it would have found him attending to tons of paperwork at his Osu Kuku Hill office adding that “Prof Mills is as fit as a fiddle.”

DAILY GUIDE, he said is not privy to the party strategy which has been operational since the curtains were drawn over the presidential debate last week.

“We have our own strategy which is not known to DAILY GUIDE,” he said.

On the nature of the administrative tasks which have taken the Prof. off the eyes of the public, he said these entail conferring with members of the diplomatic corps and some aggrieved public service staffers.

Koku's disclosure though taken with a pinch of salt sought to create the impression that the Prof. has been engulfed in administrative business at his Kuku Hill office.

So large is the volume of administrative work at the Kuku Hill Campaign Office that Prof. Mills is yet to make up his mind as to whether to attend the late Hon. Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu's funeral or not, Koku has disclosed.

The usually abrasive Koku dismissed the fact that the Prof. left the country a few days after the grueling presidential debate in which the former law teacher appeared to have been administered with a cocktail of energy-giving medications to weather the stress of the encounter.

With the whereabouts of the Prof. still a mystery, Koku gave out an itinerary of the presidential candidate for the coming weeks.

According to him, Mills is scheduled to travel to the Volta Region on Friday from where he is expected to proceed to the Northern Regions and later descend to the Brong Ahafo Region.

Included in the line-up according to Koku is a tour of the Western Region all of which will come on after the administrative duties at Kuku Hill.

Shortly after his energy-sapping appearance on the presidential debate platform last week, Prof. Mills went silent, neither heard in the media nor on the campaign trail, as he boycotted a programme organized for presidential candidates by Editors Forum, Ghana.

DAILY GUIDE was to learn later that the man had taken a quick dash to neighbouring La Cote d'Ivoire for undisclosed assignment.

While some think that the Prof. jetted out as part of a fund-seeking move others conjecture that the man had returned to his good friend Prophet T.B. Joshua for consultation about his health.

Prof. Mills' health status is one subject which the NDC leadership is sensitive about, resorting to innuendos and direct insults to whoever dares touch the subject.

Although the Prof. is not in the best of health states, Koku disagrees with this verdict arguing that the presidential candidate can withstand the rigours of campaigning and win massively in the December polls.

By A.R. Gomda