The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, Prof. J. E. A. Mills, has said that he would not hesitate to consult, Mr. Kufuor, to discuss important national issues because he is of the view that Mr. Kufuor, notwithstanding the abysmal performance of his government, might have acquired some experience or expertise that could be invaluable. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Lens, Prof. Mills said, "I believe in consultation and consensus building and I would not hesitate to consult President Kufuor, whenever I feel that his insight would be helpful. Much the same way as I would consult President Rawlings whenever I believe that his insight might be helpful."
Prof. Mills said, "I believe that nobody is all-bad, and Mr. Kufuor, notwithstanding the abysmal performance of his government, must have acquired some experience and insight that would make consulting him worthwhile. I know I have been lambasted and castigated for saying that I would consult President Rawlings."
"People have to recognize that these persons, by virtue of the high office that they have held, have acquired certain experiences and contacts that could be invaluable. I believe that if Mr. Kufuor had been consulting President Rawlings he would not have fallen for the IFC and CNTCI scams. I would not repeat those mistakes. In any case consultation creates a platform for reconciliation of ideas, and would also help to heal the current unhealthy division in the country," Prof. Mills reiterated