‘We Want To Know Mills’ Cause Of Death’


A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party Communication Team, Yaw Adomako Baafi says the continuous silence of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government on the cause of death of former President John Mills shows that the ruling party has something to hide.

Prof Mills died suddenly on July 24, 2012 when he was preparing to seek a second term in office but the circumstances surrounding his death appears to have become a ‘taboo’ topic in the country.

‘After more than three years of the sad passing of the Prof Mills, Ghanaians are yet to know about circumstances that led to his death,’ Mr. Adomako Baafi said, adding that ‘the Mahama-led government is clearly playing games with the public over details of Prof. Mills’ death. Is it that there is more to it?’

‘If you put some of the statements NDC elements have made in the past and observe the actions and inactions of most of the top guys in government you cannot convince me that they do not know something about the death of the former president.’

The fiery NPP man, popularly called Foot-soldier’s President, said for instance that Yaw Boateng Gyan, then National Organizer of the party, who was being challenged by Kofi Adams for the post, said he will spill the beans over the President’s death if some elements at the presidency pushed him to the wall.

‘If it were any serious democracy, the state institutions would have invited Yaw Boateng Gyan to throw more light on what he knows about President Mills’ death.’

He said that six months after the death of Prof Mills, then acting President Mahama in his policy statement said that he would institute mechanism in place to investigate the suspicious circumstances leading to the deaths of persons at various health posts.

‘This statement can be found in item 59 Section C on his policy on health when he said there are mechanisms in place for the investigation of persons who died at the various health posts under suspicious circumstances.’

He said ‘not even pleas from the late Law Porfessor’s family in Ekumfi Otuam, his hometown could change the presidency’s stance of persistently keeping information under wraps.’

Divisive Figure
He also said President Mahama has set out to divide the country with his ethnocentric comments and was clearly pitching one group against another wherever he went.

‘If you are a leader- whether old or young- you have to weigh whatever you say in public but this President does not appear to know some of these etiquettes. He simply loves to make statements that continuously divide us.’

President Mahama does not know the value of the seat he is occupying that is why he can afford to denigrate his opponents at the least provocation.

‘If you observe his posture and listen to him of late, you would realize that the man does not respect anybody in this country, including his supporters. He says things anyhow and makes warped analysis all the time. That is exactly what his ministers are also doing.’

If the President can say that it is only two living Presidents who can advise him, then I think he has lost it completely. He should disband his Council of State then. Look at the hardship in the country and look at how they are wasting the taxpayers’ money and other state resources. All they know is to steal and nothing else.

By William Yaw Owusu


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