Maverick politician, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah has questioned the ruling National Democratic Congress’(NDC) objection for a full scale investigation into the circumstances leading to the sudden death of the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
He posited that even if the late President died of Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or cancer, there is nothing wrong in making his [Mills] medical report public.
"It is not a sin or a crime for any body to suffer from cancer. In fact even if it was AIDS its not a sin. The president has passed away so there is really no big deal for it to be known to us”.
Sekou's comments follow calls by the Ghana Medical Association and the pro-opposition group, Alliance for Accountable Governance for an inquiry into how the late John Mills died and what was the cause of death.
But government in a rebuttal insists that the calls mainly from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its appendages are not only needless but also mischievous.
However, on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, Sekou Nkrumah said calls for an inquest into the tragic death of Professor Mills are timely and legitimate.
According to him, “Ghanaians deserve to know what he [Mills] was suffering from and what killed him”.
Sekou Nkrumah indicated that if the many speculations emanating after the late John Mills’ death is anything to go by, then he said it is most likely he [Mills] died from cancer.
He said the late John Mills’ darkened palms months before his death was because he [Mills] was reacting to chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Dr. Nkrumah said the ruling party lied to Ghanaians about the president’s health for political expediency.
He stated unequivocally that the NDC’s penchant to conceal the cause of death from Ghanaians will contribute to their defeat in the December general elections.
Meanwhile, NDC Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie who was also on the programme said the late President’s demise should be a case study to develop a comprehensive health policy for future presidents.
He said given the stressful nature of work at the presidency, it would be expedient for medical officers to be stationed at the facility to avert a similar fate.
Theophilus Tetteh Chaie added that even though calls for a coroner’s inquest are legitimate, it should be done devoid of politics.