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General News of Sunday, 14 August 2016


‘Who killed Mills?’ posters will 'backfire' – Ephson

If the aim of the ‘Who Killed Atta Mills?’ posters that popped up at the governing National Democratic Congress’ campaign launch in Cape Coast was to create disaffection for the party and remind Ghanaians that the late president did not die a natural death, as a result of which voters should reject the NDC in the December polls, then it will backfire, pollster Ben Ephson has said.

According to him, if the NDC won the 2012 elections six months after President Mills died, despite the propagation of that same conspiracy, then repeating it four years later is more likely to “backfire” again.

He told Nii Arday Clegg on GHOne TV that despite that propaganda, the NDC bagged over 30,000 votes more in the 2012 elections than the previous year’s polls.

Posters bearing the inscription ‘Who killed Atta Mills?’ were seen at some quarters around the newly-built Cape Coast Stadium, venue of the campaign event, on Sunday, 14 August.

The posters had an image of late President John Mills with a silhouetted dagger-bearing hand behind him ready to sink the knife into the late law professor.

It is not clear where the posters came from but reports reaching indicate that some sympathisers and supporters of the NDC have removed all the posters, which they found to be offensive.

Prof John Mills died in the dying embers of his first term in office in 2012. Then Vice-President John Mahama succeeded him for the remainder of his term until the 2012 elections, which Mr Mahama won.

About 60,000 supporters and sympathisers of the NDC have gathered in Cape Coast for the launch of the party’s campaign ahead of the December 7 elections.

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