General News of Monday, 24 July 2017
Those clamouring to know the cause of death of Prof John Evans Atta Mills are “opportunistic” people, Samuel Atta Mills, brother of the late president has said.
In the estimation of the MP for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem constituency, well-meaning Ghanaians including the true family members of the late president are not asking to know what killed him and so wondered why people who are remote from the family keep pushing for that.
According to him, those interested in what killed the late president need that information for opportunistic political purposes.
For him, everything should not be about “NPP and NDC, it is not going to help us, let’s think as Ghanaians”.
He told Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Monday, July 24 that: “I’m his blood brother, same mother and same father but I’m not asking for that [cause of death]. So, who are the family requesting for that? Those who are his brothers and sisters are not asking for that. Those who are his extended family members in Cape Coast are not asking for that.
“It is just a few opportunistic people who are asking for this; who claim they are family. How are they family members? How far removed are they?” Mr Mills asked.
“We all have extended family in other areas who feel that this is the cocoa season and then they need to get involved in whatever they are sharing; there is nothing to share. Actual family is not asking for this; anybody can get up and claim that they are a family member,” Mr Atta Mills emphasised.
His comments come as the family marked the fifth anniversary of Prof Mills’ death.