17.09.2004 NDC News

Vote NDC into power - Mills urges Ghanaians

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Tema, Sept. 17, GNA - Professor John Evans Atta Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has reiterated his passionate appeal to Ghanaians to vote the party into power, in the upcoming elections.

He assured the electorate that the NDC manifesto had got lasting solutions to the current socio-economic problems facing the nation. Prof. Mills made the appeal in Tema, during a tour to the Municipality on Thursday, to introduce himself to the electorate as the NDC flag bearer.

The NDC presidential candidate, whose tour took him to Tema New Town and some of the communities within the municipality, used the occasion to also introduce Mrs Emelia Kai Adjei, as the party's parliamentary candidate for Tema East Constituency, and to solicit their mandate for her.

Prof. Mills, who was accompanied by some members of his campaign team, including Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Alhaji Huudu Yahya, Mr Joshua Alabi, Alhaji Ismail Bawa and Nii Armah Ashietey, repeated the call on Ghanaians to pray for transparent, fair, free and peaceful elections, so that in the end, there would be better life for the people.

The NDC flag bearer appealed to members and supporters of the party to place its welfare over and above their parochial interests.

"Let us consider the basic interests of NDC, and try to push NDC to ensure resounding victory in December," he stressed.

During a courtesy call on Nii Adjei Kraku II, Tema Mantse at his palace, by Prof. Mills and his entourage, the chief seized the opportunity to advise politicians to endeavour to handle issues in a more matured manner, whenever they mounted platforms.

Nii Kraku urged politicians to guard against inflammatory and provocative statements, in order not to inflame passions.

Earlier in the day, Prof. Mills made a stopover at the Community Eight residence of Mama Rawlings, mother of former President Jerry John Rawlings, founder of the party, and interacted with her.

The visit of the NDC Presidential candidate to the Tema Municipality, formed part of his on-going tour to the various constituencies in the Greater-Accra Region.

He had already visited Kpone/Katamanso, Shai-Osudoku and Ashaiman constituencies to interact with a cross-section of the electorate and to introduce their respective parliamentary candidates.

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