General News of Sunday, 23 July 2017
Samuel Atta Mills has threatened to exhume the body of his brother – the late President John Evans Atta Mills – due to the terrible nature of the Asomdwe Park, where he was buried.
Atta Mills, who is the MP for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) in the Central region disclosed this in an interview with Starr News’ Parliamentary Correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan after a statement on the floor of parliament to mark the late president’s 73rd birthday.
According to him, the park “is nothing to write home about” and the ossuary of his brother is inundated with cracks because of neglect.
“It is so sad what we are doing,” he bemoaned, saying “if it has to come to me to exhume the body and take it to a proper place I am prepared to do it.”
“If the state is not ready to take care of it, we would have to advise ourselves,” he threatened.
President Atta Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital on July 24, 2012. It is, however, officially unknown what ailment killed him, leaving many to speculate.
He won the 2008 presidential elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), defeating the New Patriotic Party’s candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a run-off.
Also, he served as Vice-President from 1997 to 2001, under the administration of Jerry John Rawlings.