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07.11.2002 General News

Mills, Botchwey commended for peaceful campaign

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Kumasi (Ashanti Region) -- Prof John Atta-Mills and Dr Kwesi Botchwey have been commended for the matured and peaceful manner they have so far conducted their campaign programmes for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearership.

Alex Sowah Attivor, the Asokwa-West Constituency Chairman of the NDC, noted that their campaign messages were laudable since they were devoid of any personality attacks and rancour, and therefore, impressed on supporters of the two to emulate them.

Attivor made the commendation on Tuesday in a briefing with the GNA on the impact the campaign strategies of the two contestants for the NDC Presidential candidates had on members of the party in Kumasi.

He however, stressed the need for whoever will lose the elections in at the delegates congress to accept defeat in good faith "and with good grace", adding that the loser must rally round the winner to help wrestle power from the NPP in the 2004 elections.

Attivor said it would be morally wrong for any of the aspirants to use defeat as a basis to either break away to form his own party or withdraw from the activities of the party.

He appealed to NDC members, especially P.V. Obeng, former Presidential Adviser and Ohene Kena, a former Minister of Energy, to muster courage and also contest the flagbearership of the party to help enhance its democratic position.

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