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Friday, July 27, 2012

Mills died with a lot of pain - Bature

Mills died with a lot of pain - Bature
Alhaji Bature
The Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper, Alhaji Iddrisu Bature has described late President John Mills as a very sensitive man whom he says died with a lot of pain.

“President Mills was in pain but he scoff in diplomacy; he cried in pain and in silence,” he said.

Bature indicated that the affable President nearly resigned his position as President following what he says were the incessant criticisms and vilification especially from the founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as well as the opposition for doing no wrong.

“President Mills told me in his office that, Alhaji sometimes I feel like taking my bag and walking out of this office.”

On Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday, Alhaji Bature faulted the late President for demonstrating too much “diplomatic niceties” especially in his relationship with former President Jerry Rawlings.

Bature posited that Mills went into a covenant with his soul and God not to raise his voice against the former president and thus according to him, Mr. Rawlings took the late Atta Mills’ leniency to be his weakness since.

He wondered why the late Mills always painted a good picture about his rapport with his predecessor in public when in fact the situation was the opposite.

“Mills is very sensitive such that even when a serial caller criticizes him, the man becomes uncomfortable; how much more a former president whose words carries weight. This can kill Mills,” Bature observed.

The NDC sympathizer said the demise of the late John Mills began immediately after the infamous Swedru declaration making him the flag-bearer whichled to several break-way.

Bature recalled how Mills stood his grounds when there were pressures and all kinds of machinations to oust him as the flag-bearer of the NDC.

He also cited how some thirty members of Parliament threatened to resign from the party when it came to the selection of a running mate ahead of a crucial election coupled with pressure from the Rawlingses to select their choice.

Notwithstanding, he maintained that even in death, Mills gets more love from all both home and abroad.

“May his soul rest in peace; he stood for the truth and mankind so I believe that he is pleased wherever he is,” Alhaji bemoaned.

Myjoyonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa

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