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Politics of Sunday, 14 August 2016


Mahama will talk about Mill's death - Bawa

As the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) gears up for its campaign launch Sunday the party’s Campaign Spokesperson has disclosed what President John Dramani Mahama will be touching on in his address.

Joyce Bawa Mogtari told Joy News the President will speak about several topical issues bothering the country predominantly “he will talk with nostalgia about the passing of our former President John Atta Mills.”

The untimely death of President John Evans Atta Mills on July 24, 2012, at a time when the nation was close to the 2012 polls still dominates in political discussions in the country. He collapsed at the Flagstaff House and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Even after Dr Cadman Mills, brother of the former President disclosed at his graveside that he died of Hemorrhagic stroke some people believe that may not be the true cause. They have urged President Mahama to disclose to Ghanaians how Professor Mills died.

According to, a hemorrhagic stroke is a “brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak. Blood spills into or around the brain and creates swelling and pressure, damaging cells and tissue in the brain.”

But Mrs Mogtari says the President will give a final blow to the issue in the course of his address to the nation.

It was an incident that affected him and he is concerned about discussions regarding the issue, she said.