The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has held a wreath-laying ceremony in commemoration of the 8th anniversary of the demise of the late President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills.
The party led by its presidential candidate former President Dramani Mahama and running mate Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, National Chairman Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and national executives.
In his welcome address, National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo described the late Mills as a patriot and one of the greatest person to have walked the earth.
In the face of the violent attacks recorded in some registration centres in the ongoing registration exercise, the late Mills was the man we needed to have calmed the waters but he is no more, he opined.
The legacies of late Mills he added will live on for eternity.
The chair further expressed strong optimism of victory for the NDC come December 7, 2020.
This he noted will make Ghanaians breath peace again.
In his exhortation, Resident Pastor at the Action Chapel, Rev. Foli admonished the gathering to identify od as their source since without him, whatever they plan to do will amount to nothing.
The late Mills he said acknowledged God as his source and lived and worked in line with God at all times.
Rev. Foli told the gathering the late Mills knew he was on the earth for an assignment and did that with passion till he was called to eternity.
For his part, former president John Dramani Mahama pledged to continue the peace and unity in the country which the late president John Evan Atta Mills started.
He said Ghanaians are “crying” for the kind of peace, stability and justice he (Mills) stood for.
Today Ghanaians are crying for peace and unity, Ghanaians are crying for a nation where all the opportunities will be open to all of us and not a selected few, today Ghanaians are crying for a nation where there will be justice for all irrespective of your political affiliation or ethnic origin. Today Ghanaians are crying for a nation where all of us are citizens united in our diversity and equal before the law. May God grant us this peace and unity. I pledge I will continue his fight for the peace and unity of this country” he said.
Today marks exactly 8 years since the passing of the late former president Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
The party, family, Minority Caucus, former President Mahama and running mate, Prof. Opoku Agyemang and the son of late Mills, Kofi Sam Mills all laid wreath at the ceremony.
Professor John Evans Atta Mills died on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness.