‘Why are they trying to cry more than the bereaved?’ – Samuel Atta Mills quizzes proposers of bi-partisan investigation into Mills’ death

Brother of the late Evans Atta Mills, Samuel Atta Mills has accused persons demanding a bi-partisan investigation into the death of the late President of using his brother’s death for politics.

Speaking in an interview with O.B Amponsah on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen, the Member of Parliament for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem said there were no good intentions behind the Majority’s call.

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He said the Majority should rather focus on addressing issues bothering the country such as the UTAG strike and the demands by the aggrieved National Builders Corps (NABCo) instead of dragging his brother’s death into politics.

“It’s bad news. Why are they trying to cry more than the bereaved? Annor Dompreh is someone I used to respect a lot, he shouldn’t make me change my perception about him. Why is it that every year they want to remember Nana Yaw [late President Evans Atta Mills]? …People are suffering in this country, workers are going on strike, UTAG is on strike, all kinds of problems. Is this what Annor Dompreh could think of? Every year they are using Prof. Mills’ death for politics,” he stated.

But the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh disagrees with the NDC MP.

According to Frank Annoh-Dompreh, their action is out of patriotism and to set the records straight due to what he said is a ‘mystery’ surrounding the late President’s death.

“We are doing this not out of malice, it is purely out of patriotism and the respect that we have for this country and to the late President before his death…We’ve heard of various versions about the death of Professor Mills, we believe that out of patriotism, we must set the records straight,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen.

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Four members of the Majority in Parliament led by Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, on Thursday filed a Private Member’s motion calling for a bi-partisan investigation into the death of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills.

The group wants Parliament to constitute a committee “to unravel the unending mystery surrounding the death of late President Mills which sad event occurred on July 24, 2012.”

Aside from the Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP, the remaining sponsors of the motion include Tolon MP, Habib Iddrissu; Mpraeso MP, Davis Ansah Opoku and Tema Central MP, Yves Hanson-Nortey.


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