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General News of Monday, 18 February 2008

Source: GNA

Mills: I am ready for the task ahead

Accra, Feb. 18, GNA - Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Monday assured Ghanaians that he is more than ready for the task ahead and will wage "an above board campaign" for December's election.

He said he would also continue to carry his "I Care For You" message to the nooks and crannies of the country, and give specific details as to how a Mills-led NDC government, in tandem with the Social Democracy philosophy of the party he led, would care for Ghanaians and Ghana.

A statement signed by Mr Koku Anyidoho, who is in-charge of Communications for the Atta Mills Campaign, said; "John Evans Atta Mills, is back home to full-scale political activity from a rested break in South Africa, and is grateful to all individuals who, and groups that, kept him and his NDC party alive in his absence."

Prof. Mills said he was aware of the Christian, Muslim, and traditional prayers that were said for him constantly and was extremely grateful to all those who prayed for his safe return home. "A section of the media played a major role in allaying the fears of NDC supporters and decent-minded Ghanaians when all sorts of wild stories did the rounds about the health and supposed death of the NDC Leader and to that section of the media that gave John Evans Atta Mills the opportunity to speak from his 'grave', he is grateful to them, wishes them well in their every endeavour, and is ever ready to cooperate and collaborate with them for the onward march of Mother Ghana.

"To the section of the media that debased the power they wield, and wished the NDC Leader dead, he has made it abundantly clear that he forgives them and hopes that the health of Ghana, rather than the health of a single Ghanaian, will engage their attention more." He said he was touched by the love and confidence reposed in him by thousands of people who were at the airport and lined up the streets to welcome him and pledged that, with God on his side, he will do nothing to let them down.

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