General News Sun, 13 Jul 2008

NDC determined to wrestle power from NPP

Kumasi, July 13, GNA- Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said that the Party's determination to wrest power from the New Patriotic party (NPP), in this year's election would not be achieved on silver platter.

He has therefore called on the executives, supporters and the rank and file of the party to adopt effective and pragmatic measures to enable the party to be victorious in the upcoming December 7 polls. Professor Mills was inaugurating a 24-member Executive of the Ashanti Regional branch of the NDC Zongo Caucus in Kumasi on Saturday. The occasion was under the theme "Uniting Zongo People under One Umbrella".

He said the party would not sit down unconcerned for the NPP and the Electoral Commission (EC) to rig the election and therefore asked the Commission and other stakeholders to ensure transparency in the election.

The NDC Flag bearer blamed the ruling party for not fulfilling its campaign promises to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians and urged all Ghanaians to give the party the mandate this year to rule the country.

Professor Mills observed that the people of Zongo Communities have been neglected over the years and assured them that the party would give them the protection and guidance when voted into power. Dr. Kwabena Adjei, National Chairman of the Party advised all eligible voters to register when the Electoral Commission opens the voters' register to enable them to exercise their franchise. Mr Baba Jamal, General Secretary of the Party, emphasized the importance of the on-going National Identification Exercise in the country and urged them to register.

Mr Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Party said the people in the Zongo's must be accorded the necessary respect and dignity as Ghanaians.

Alhaji Baba Yahaya, Regional Coordinator of the Caucus said the establishment of the group was to mobilize all people in Zongo communities to support the NDC in its campaign effort.

Alhaji Gado Sulemana, a staunch member of the NDC in the Asawase Constituency urged members to unite as one people to enable the party to win the election this year.

Source: GNA