We Are Battle Ready For Election 2008 | Political Parties Declare
We Are Battle Ready For Election 2008 | Political Parties Declare Website
By Samuel Frempong Political .parties bracing themselves up for the 2008 general elections have made clear their preparedness for the fierce political bickering that usually characterizes election seasons in the country. Political pundits across the country have argued that political activities which were suspended for the CAN 2008 tournament would re-emerge in the coming days with was the only candidate who had resurrected from the dead and as such stood tall among his colleagues. According to him the learned Professor would return to Ghana from South Africa on Thursday to continue his door to door campaign which he suspended some three weeks ago. When asked if he was expecting another round of campaign where his candidate's health status would be an issue he said no matter what form of strategy their political opponents were preparing to put up, they were ready to face them squarely, adding that "they can go on to talk about Mills, it makes him popular, his name is always heard in sections of the media." He said although recent publications about Professor Mills had not been in good taste, he was not ready to fight the media houses who put out such stories if only those houses found such publications to be ethical. On his part the spokesperson for the New Patriotic Party's candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr Mustapha Hamid also disclosed that his candidate had already hit the road with his campaign, adding that "we are going to continue with the same speed till the election day. According to him although the campaign had been very impressive, measures were being taken by the team to beef up campaign-related events. Mr. Hamid who also condemned some negative publicity from sections of the media promised a decent and issue-oriented campaign from the camp of the NPP aspirant. The campaign Manager for the Convention People's Party (CPP's) Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, Mr. David Ampofo also decried the negative media reportage on persons seeking to lead the country. Touching on Professor Mills' health issue, Mr. David Ampofo said although media persons can argue that a sick President or Presidential is news worthy, the way such issues have been handled recently was a clear case of mischief. He stated that the CPP was not interested in such political games but rather would embark on a campaign that is geared towards rejuvenating the party and explaining its policies to the ordinary Ghanaian.