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General News of Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Source: radioxyzonline

Prez Mills showed traits of wise King Solomon - Palmer-Buckle

The Catholic Church’s Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle has equated the persona of the late former President J.E.A. Mills to that of biblically acclaimed wise King Solomon.

He said, like King Solomon, President Mills consistently governed with the hand of God and constantly requested that religious leaders help him seek the face of God in leading the nation, stressing, “this was what President John Evans Atta Mills gave us to understand when we first visited him after he took office.”

“He asked us for prayer that he may know the will of God and he may be able to lead this country according to that will of God.”

Speaking on Breakfast XYZ on Wednesday, Archbishop Palmer-Buckle said at this time, Ghanaians must be “pondering over the legacy the late President John Evans Atta Mills has left this country: A God-fearing man, very humble person and someone who always felt the need very strongly to be guided by God in his decision.”

Touching on his last meeting with the late President Mills, Archbishop Palmer-Buckle said “the last time we met him, one could tell that he was physically not in the best of health but we all have our ups and downs and I did not expect that he would have died even before the election.”

He said as Ghanaians, it is necessary to ponder over what everyone might have contributed to the early demise of the former President.

“I will beg our politicians that it is even possible that the sort of acrimony; the sort of language that we have been using to one another; the sort of hate speech that has been going on in all quarters; the sort of disrespect [and] indiscipline in our language and all; I believe, could have contributed to the worsening of his health and his demise,” he averred.

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle admonished Ghanaians to resolve to do things that will bring unity, justice, peace and fairness in the country so that all can partake in the physical and spiritual blessings bestowed on country.

He said the country must be united for the sake of the country and not in the interest of any individual.**