Scores of Ghanaians converged at the Asomdwe Park as a wreath laying ceremony was held in memory of the late Prof. John Evans Attah-Mills.
The former Ghana president passed away in June 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital after battling a long-time illness.
Prof. Mills rose to prominence in the political terrain after being handpicked by then-Ghana president Jerry John Rawlings as his vice president from 1997 to 2001.
He then contested and represented the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as flagbearer for the 2000 and 2004 elections – losing to John Agyekum Kufour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on both occasions.
Prof. Mills, however, was third-time lucky and was elected as Ghana president in 2008. His reign, though, was short lived as his death meant he could not complete his first term.
He died at the 37 Military Hospital on June 24, 2012, with his vice John Mahama taking over from as Ghana president.
It is still unknown what exactly accounted for his death, as the autopsy report concerning his demise is yet to be made public.
Today marks exactly five years since the former president passed on and wreaths were laid in his memory at his burial ground.
Scores of Ghanaians, including former president John Mahama and a host of NDC executives, converged at the Asomdwe Park to commemorate the occasion.
Prof. Mills died at age 68.
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