Allotey Jacobs wants Prof Mills’ body exhumed

Allotey Jacobs wants Prof Mills’ body exhumed

- NDC's Allotey Jacobs is calling for the late Prof. Mills' body to be exhumed and reburied

- The top NDC man has expressed worry about the poor state of 'Asomdwee Park'

The Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs is advocating for the body of the late Pro. Evans Atta Mills to be exhumed.

According to the top NDC man, the late president’s body must be sent to his hometown for proper attention due to the worsening nature of ‘Asomdwee Park’, where he was laid to rest.

Speaking on Accra-based Adom FM on Tuesday, Allotey Jacobs lamented that it is better for Prof. Mills’ body to be re-buried in Cape Coast, than the graveyard be abandoned at ‘Asomdwee’ Park.

Allotey Jacobs wants Prof Mills’ body exhumed

NDC's Allotey Jacobs (Photo credit: Adomonline.com)

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“Mills’ body should be exhumed and sent to Cape Coast. It is better than leaving it alone at the Asomdwe Park. That place is in a terrible condition,” he said.

Allotey Jacobs, sharing his views on Adom FM’s ‘Badwam', insisted that the graveyard is facing neglect and has developed cracks all over.

It could be recalled that the son of the late president expressed frustrations about the poor state of ‘Asomdwee Park’.

Sam Kofi Atta Mills in a media interview revealed that he personally swept his father’s graveyard ahead of his sixth-anniversary celebration.

However, the NDC Chairman mentioned that he will be forced to push for the body to be exhumed if nothing is done about the bad nature of ‘Asomdwee Park’.

“I don’t believe in hypocrisy but Ghanaians are hypocrites. They behave as if they loved the late President. We have to exhume the body. If his parents were buried in Cape Coast, what prevents us from sending him to Cape Coast,” he said.

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Allotey Jacobs promised to hold further discussions with the family of the late president over the issue.

Ghana marked the 6-year anniversary of the passing of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills who died on July 24, 2012.

The late Mills was born on July 21,1944 at Tarkwa in the Western Region with Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region as his hometown.

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Prof J.E.A Mills won the 2008 presidential elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after beating the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a run-off.

John Evans Mills also served as Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 to Jerry John Rawlings.

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