Thursday, October 16, 2008


THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, Professor John Evans Atta-Mills, will finally start his campaign tour of the Ashanti Region today.
The tour has been postponed twice due to what party sources attributed to circumstances beyond the control of the flag bearer.
Prof. Mills will pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace to seek his blessing before he moves into the constituencies.
According to the sources, Prof. Mills who would be accompanied by some leading party gurus, would address mini-rallies in selected constituencies in the one-week that he would be in the region before continuing to the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Ashanti Region, perhaps, has been the most difficult region for the NDC in the past elections.
Out of the 33 constituencies in the region, the NDC currently holds only three, Asawasi, New Edubiase and Ejura-Sekyedumase.
However, the NPP has vowed to wrest the seats from the NDC in the December 7 elections.
On the other hand, the NDC also aims at getting at least 30 per cent of the popular votes in the presidential elections, believing that would propel them into winning the elections.
A press release from his campaign office yesterday said Prof. Mills, after filing his papers at the Electoral Commission office in Accra, would move to the Ashanti Region to start an intensive tour of the region.
Professor Mills, who is expected to spend not less than a week in the Ashanti Region, will roll out his Better Ghana agenda of Investing in People, Job Creation, Infrastructure Expansion, and explain how the new NDC Government will operate in an open, honest, humble, truthful and transparent manner.
Before he visits the Ashanti Region, Prof. Mills yesterday visited the Okaikoi North and Krowor constituencies in the Greater Accra Region.

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