Nii Lantey Vanderpuije, special aide to President Mills, has counseled members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who
are thinking of challenging the president for the flagbearership of the party to rescind their decision else suffer an embarrassing loss.
Speaking on Metro TVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Good Morning GhanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ programme yesterday, the presidential aide noted that the president would take Ghana to the Ã¢â‚¬ËœPromised LandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by 2012.
According to him, it would be a waste of time and money for anyone to contest Mills because he would deliver on his promises and convince Ghanaians to retain him in power.
He added that it would be unnecessary for the NDC delegates to decide otherwise.
After being accused of not managing the economy well and acting too slowly, some members of the NDC have also warned that the party will lose power to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) if President Mills is retained as the NDC’s presidential candidate for the 2012 elections.
Recently, a member of the party who failed to win the youth organizer position of the party and also said to be a Rawlings loyalist, Mohammed Abdulai Mubarak (Ras Mubarak), wrote in an article that the President Ã¢â‚¬Å“no longer has grassroots support and is certainly unpopular with young votersÃ¢â‚¬Â, adding that Ã¢â‚¬Å“there are irrefutable reasons why he cannot lead the NDC into victory in 2012Ã¢â‚¬Â.
Turning his attention to the NPP,Ã‚Â Mr. Vanderpuije urged flagbearer aspirants to focus on marketing themselves to their delegates instead of capitalizing on the Ã¢â‚¬ËœfailuresÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ of the Mills administration as a measuring rod, because some people did the same thing in his party and it did not help them.
He was certain that President Ã¢â‚¬Å“MillsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ election victory, come 2012, is indisputableÃ¢â‚¬Â.