Former Director of Communications at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho has disclosed that he has been seeing his former boss, late President John Atta Mills, in his dreams.
In all his dreams, he revealed, former President Mills assured him that he (Mills) was doing well in his eternal rest.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s political analysis programme Ekosii Sen on Tuesday, Koku Anyidoho said he became a victim of regular twitch months after Mills’ death: a man he perceived as his father.
“In fact I keep seeing him in my dreams. Every now and then he comes up in my dream and he is speaking to you telling you 'thank you for the work you did for me, don’t grief too much I am comfortable and happy at where I am, just make sure you continue to work hard and serve your country well'.”
He said peace, humility, humour, selfless service to the nation, show of appreciation, and show of remorse to persons he offended, are some of the traits he learned from Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
He recounted few moments leading to his death and how he saw Prof. Mills motionless and speechless at the Intensive Care Unit of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on July 24, 2012.
“It is an experience not too many people want to go through,” Anyidoho said, noting that it hit him severely than when his biological mother died about 20 years ago.
“It is still very, very fresh and whether it can ever heal I cannot tell but it's been a torrid experience,” he remarked.
Koku Anyidoho recalled that when Prof. Mills was alive and issues about his health became topical as well as rumours of his death – before his actual –, President Mills used to tell persons close to him that, “When the time is right, and I have to go, God will just call me, there would be no waste of time.”
“That is precisely what happened,” Mr Anyidoho said, describing it as “unbelievable”.
He wondered, in the midst of numerous remours about his health, how they would have managed the news if he had been bedridden for a day.
This, he said, is a fulfillment of the scripture in Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.”
“I am sure he is very happy” by the way he died, Koku Anyidoho suggested.
He debunked remuors that Prof. Mills was sent to hospital in a car other than an ambulance; doctors at the hospital were alerted before he was sent there so he was also not first sent to the maternity ward as claimed by some.
He bemoaned the fact that when Mills was alive, Ghanaians "didn’t value" him, others "pretended not to value" but everybody is now hailing him after his death.