July 30, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Adentan constituency, Kojo Adu-Asare says the late President Mills’ decision not to stay in office and not quit his position was his own choice.

He maintained that the late President Mills was not pressed to his premature death as he (Ex President Mills) had always along claimed he was in good condition.Hon. Adu-Asare’s comments follow disclosure by National Security Advisor, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Retired,) that he prevailed upon the late President not to step down from his position as President of the country.

The former Senior Army Officer said, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills had wanted to give up power ahead of time because of the constant vilification directed at his person, but he (Nunoo-Mensah) prevailed on him to shelve the idea.

He again disclosed that former First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, had desired that her husband stepped down because of his ill-health and to also have his peace of mind.

However speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Monday morning, Hon. Adu-Asare stated that it was wrong for the handlers of the late President to be blamed for not taking good care and ill advising Prof. Mills are the handlers had in all times done their work efficiently.

He noted that as a Christian the late President believed in his Christian principles that when one is weak and receiving treatment, that person must have a positive attitude and must display his or her faith.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh