Thursday, August 30, 2007
Mills celebrates Homowo in New York
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, Professor Evans Atta Mills, has reiterated that members of the NDC must be accommodating of ideas that may not be in sync with theirs.
Meeting with the New York Chapter of the NDC on Sunday on his tour of the US, Prof. Mills said with his believe that politics could be played above board that was why he had consistently maintained that it was impossible for all human beings to think alike.
He said ; “those who are able to accommodate opinions that run contrary to theirs, end up standing tall in society”.
According to the NDC Presidential Candidate, it was only “when the NDC is able to listen to and accommodate, other opinion (positive ones of course), that the party would shape better its policies and ideas and be able to give Ghanaians the kind of leadership they deserve”.
“Let’s appreciate differences in opinion’ Prof. Mills said. Drawing from his almost 30 years of teaching as well as his collective experience as the ahead of Ghana’s Internal Revenue Service and being Vice President of the Republic, Prof. Mills said that his ability to give an ear to all those who needed to be heard, in no small way helped him climb the ropes.
“We must not consider our political opponents as enemies and therefore shut our ears to everything they say. In as much as we differ in political line of thought, we would be doing ourselves a very great disservice if we obstinately refuse to listen to the other sides of the political divide,” Prof. Mills said.
The NDC Presidential Candidate said that there was no way he would head NDC government that would adopt the arrogant, “Let them have their say but we would have our way” politics of exclusion mentality because “A president has to be a president of the nation and not a president of political party”.
On behalf of the tri-state NDC, Dr. J. S Annan, a leading member of the party and an aspiring NDC candidate for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirim Constituency, thanked Prof. Mills for the able manner in which he was leading the party and the words of wisdom that he continued to share with, not only NDC members, but Ghanaians in general.
Dr Annan said the tri-states chapters of the NDC had been monitoring with keen interest the activities of Prof Mills since he arrived in the United States, and very much energized. – GNA
The Ghanaian Times - Thursday, August 30, 2007 Page: 12