Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the Presidential candidate for the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), struck an arrow into the heart of the ruling party when he stated that if elected he will order fresh investigations into the daylight massacre of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, the overload of Dagbon traditional area and many others to ensure that the truth is unearthed.
“Mills led government will order fresh investigations into the killings of the Ya Na and others to unravel the mystery that surrounds the killings and ensure that justice prevails.”
The law professor acknowledging the sensitivity of the subject and its significance to various sensibilities particularly among the Northerners put up a caveat: “We saying this because everybody deserves justice and also to ensure that everything that is hidden is uncovered.”
But the political import was not lost on the discerning. Speaking at the launching of the NDC's campaign at Cape Coast, Prof. Mills expressed shock at the rampant disregard of the intelligence of the people and the truth. Disputing reports and suggestions of factionalism and division that had rocked the front line of the NDC following the nomination of the running mate, the former Veep stressed the need for unity, dedication to the core values of the party to ensure that the NPP is kicked out during the December general elections.
According to him, despite various allegations of corruption and abuse of the military and the police to terrorize the political opponents, the NPP still continues to lie to the masses after their lies about the NDC administration and its officials have been exposed as untruths. Promising a better education, good health and others, the former law lecturer pledged his party's preparedness to bring quality education with affordable fees to the doorstep to all and sundry.
Rubbishing the NPP's claim of abolishing cash and carry, job creation, better health facility and many other promises of the NPP, which he claimed were not fulfilled, Prof. Mills stated that the NPP had rather unleashed untold sufferings on the people and urged the electorate to use their thumbs to give the NPP a sack, come December 7. “The NPP's claim is very hollow. We shall win this elections because God is with us.”
The Former Vice President who was code-named “Asomdwehene” cautioned the electorate not to fight for him in terms of replying the insults, castigations and various attacks from the spin doctors of the NPP.
“Nobody should fight for me. God will fight for me.” According to him, the NDC will respect the masses, respect the humanity of masses and ensure that democracy is not 'monetized' as it is being practiced by the NPP,” he said.