President John Evans Atta Mills dies at age 68 on Tuesday, 24th
July, 2012. The sad incident took place shortly after he was taken to the 37 military hospital in Accra.
His death was officially confirmed in a statement
issued by Chief of Staff Martey Newman.
May his soul rest in peace!!!
In interviews with AEP, this is what the political parties have to say:
Hebert Mensah in a phone call conversation states "I am sure that everyone's thoughts are with his wife, Naadu and Son as well as the rest of his family"
This is a very sad day for Ghana. The President was not well. We all knew he was not well. Why was he being pushed?
"You don't need to be a doctor to know that President Mills was suffering from serious illness.Maybe he could have lived a bit longer had he just resigned and concentrated on his health problems instead of lying and playing politics with it.May his soul rest in peace.
- Baffour Yeboah (PPP)
We never gave the man a chance......everyday we woke up to hear that he was dead,May God accept him in his bosom..RIP President
We receive this news in great regret, it is a sad day in the history of Ghana but above all these we ask for his soul to rest in perfect peace as the Lord keeps his soul for eternal rest
- Hon. Kwaku Kwarteng (NPP MP for Obuasi)
The NPP extends their condolence to the family of Prez. Mills. All campaign activities have been suspended, the NPP will hold an intended press conference tomorrow. Ghanaians should join the NPP to pray for his soul
- Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
CPP will lend a helping hand wherever necessary with regards to the turn of events concerning the death of the President
- Nii Armah Akomfrah (Dir. of Communications)
The family of the President has currently met to have a closed discussion following the death. They will also follow up to where the body has been kept for further arrangements.
- Gifty Graham (Sister of Prez Mills)
Prez. Mills was a man of peace, was humble, father for all. Currently there has been no directive with regards to a new flag bearer of the NDC
- David T. Assumeng (MP for Shai Osudoku)
I was campaigning when I heard the news. He was a good man, a person with good character, father for all. He also taught all how to love one another. My condolence to the entire family, I bid Prez. Mills farewell!!!
- Hassan Ayariga (CPP flag bearer)
Prof. Atta Mills came to power after narrowly winning against the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo, in polls in December 2008.
His predecessor, John Kufuor, had to step down after having served the maximum permitted two four-year terms.
It was Prez. Mills' third attempt to win the presidency, after defeat in 2000 and 2004 to Mr Kufuor.
He was to run for a second term in December.