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09.11.2004 General News

NDC will not subvert the Constitution- Prof. Mills

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Akim Oda, Nov 9, GNA - The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Evans John Atta Mills, said on Monday that the main opposition Party would not support any plans to destabilise the country.

He said the NDC abhorred violence and would not do anything to undermine constitutional rule.

Prof. Atta Mills who was addressing political rallies in the Eastern Region, said there was no need for a coup d' tat in Ghana since "The Government of the New Patriotic Party will be surely changed through the ballot box on December 7."

He expressed the hope that President John Agyekum Kufuor would concede defeat to the NDC after Election 2004.

Prof. Atta Mills campaign tour took him to Akim Eshiem; Akim Bantama; Akim Kyeremase; Akim Akroso; Akim Oda; Duakon; Akim Apirade; Akim Nyankomase, Akim Achiase and Akim Swedru in the Birim South District.

Prof Atta Mills advised supporters of the NDC to comport themselves when they were provoked by their political opponents.

He accused the NPP of being arrogant and cited the refusal of Government officials to heed to public outcry about the controversial IFC and CNFC loans.

The NDC Presidential candidate said contrary to President Kufuor's promise of zero tolerance for corruption, he had failed to check the numerous corrupt cases involving his Ministers.

He dared the government to come out with the full details involving the corrupt practices by some public officials in the marketing of premix fuel.

Prof Atta Mills accused the NPP of worsening the plight of the people, explaining that while in 2000 school fees for the senior secondary schools was 180,000 cedis, students are now compelled to pay more that one million cedis.

He expressed the wish that the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation would be fair to play back some of the campaign messages of the NPP in 2000 for Ghanaians to see through the lies and deceit.

Mr Kwadwo Atta- Krah, a leading member of the NDC, said the NPP had poor human rights and alleged that the Government had dismissed people arbitrarily from the Civil Service.

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