- The late Professor John Evans Atta Mills would have been 76 years today, July 21, 2020
- Former president, John Mahama, and some Ghanaians marked today on social media with several posts to mourn and celebrate the late former president
- Prof. Atta Mills passed in July 2012
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Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has penned an emotional message to his former boss, the late former president, John Evans Atta Mills, on the occasion of his posthumous birthday.
The flag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) extolled the Asomdwoehene for his sterling qualities and principled leadership, describing his memories of his comrade, mentor, and friend.
In his message on Facebook, Mahama said:
You would have been 76 years today, Prof. Though in eternity, memories of your sterling qualities and principled leadership are still fresh with us. You will forever remain in our hearts. Yours is a soul that cannot be forgotten, a man we cannot celebrate enough! Happy birthday my comrade, mentor and friend. Continue to rest well, Sir.
Prof. John Evans Atta Mills died on July 21, 2012, three days after his 68th birthday.
He died after a short illness while in office as president, with John Mahama as vice president.
Mahama assumed office shortly after to complete the term of office and was chosen as the flag-bearer of the NDC and subsequently won the 2012 elections in December.
Mahama handed over power to Nana Akufo-Addo, the sitting president, after the 2016 elections.
John Mahama is currently leading the NDC into the December 7, 2020 polls.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that former president, John Mahama, has sent his best wishes to the 300,000+ students who are writing the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The timetable for this year’s WASSCE will begin with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates on Monday, July 20, 2020, while the theory papers will begin from August 3 until September 5.
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