Mills welcomes Botchwey
Professor Evans Atta Mills, former Vice President of Ghana, on Thursday said Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, former Finance Minister's entry into the National Democratic Congress (NDC) race for the party’s Presidential underlined the democratic tradition of the party.
Prof. Mills, who is who contesting said Dr Botchwey's intention to join the race would help to strengthen the party. A statement issued in Accra and signed by Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Chairman, Communication and Media Committee of Mills 2004 Campaign Team, urged Dr. Botchwey to emulate the high standard of campaigning begun by Prof. Mills of keeping the campaign clean and free of acrimony.
The former Vice President said the ultimate objective was to unseat the National Patriotic Party (NPP) from office in 2004, and provide a better alternative government and urged their supporters not to lose sight of this, and should be constantly conscious of the importance of keeping the party united.
Prof. Mills also urged sections of the mass media to avoid misreporting statements from either camp so as not to sow seeds of discord amongst the candidates.
In another development, Mr. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, also Mills Campaign Team member, said "it is remarkable that the media has not found it worthwhile to comment on the fact that the NPP has only one presidential candidate for the 2004 elections, whereas when the NDC was in power the media used to comment about the party's preference for producing consensus candidates.
"Maybe, this is another lesson President Kufuor has learnt from the NDC for which a confession should be expected," he added. Prof. Mills is currently touring the Northern and Brong Ahafo regions to solicit supports from delegates.