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General News of Wednesday, 12 May 1999

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Mills signs book of condolence for former Veep

Accra (Greater Accra), 12th May ?99 ?

Vice-President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday signed a book of condolence in respect of Dr J. W. S. de Graft Johnson, Vice-President of the Third Republic, at the State House in Accra.

Vice-President Mills wrote in the book "May the Great Lord Grant Him Eternal Peace".

Dr. de Graft Johnson, affectionately called "Joe Diggy", died on April 22 in London at the age of 65 years.

He was Vice-president in the Third Republic under President Hilla Liman who died last year.

The Third Republic was over thrown in December 1982 by the military under then Flight-Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, now President of the Forth Republic.

Dr. de Graft Johnson fled to London where he stayed in exile returning home only briefly, last year. He went back to his London base where he died.