The Central Regional Director of Communications for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs maintains that the late President John Atta Mills was the most vilified President in Ghana’s history.
He indicated that the late John Mills was the only president who was hounded and ridiculed by both the opposition and leading members of his own party.
Allotey Jacobs stated that the incessant insults and abuses on the ‘good Professor’ since he become president really got to him [Mills] and sometimes wondered whether it is worth sacrificing for the country.
The NDC Central Regional Communications Director was commenting on the sudden demise of the late President on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday.
The late John Mills who died on July 24 at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness, has been laid in state at the State House for public viewing.
The three day funeral event which would offer an opportunity for family, friends, colleagues and the entire citizenry to bid their final farewell to the late President, will end on Friday when his mortal remains would be buried at the Gees Park near the Marine Drive, a place located just around the Osu Castle.
However, recounting his fondest memory of the late Mills on the programme, Allotey Jacobs recalled how the late President lamented, how broken hearted he [Mills] was about the insults and abuses hurled at him by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Rawlingses.
He said Mills’ fiercest rivals [NPP/Rawlingses] engaged in such mischievous and shameful acts for political vendetta.
Allotey Jacobs said the NPP defied the sanctity of the presidency and resorted to wild lies and insults to satisfy their insatiable quest for political power.
Notwithstanding, the NDC man said the favour of God on the late President’s life enabled him to deliver on the Better Ghana Agenda he promised Ghanaians before his sudden death.
Allotey Jacobs was very optimistic that President John Dramani Mahama will continue Mills’ dream of making Ghana a better place.
In a quick rebuttal, the NPP aspiring Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West-Wuogon, Kyeremanteng Agyarko; a discussant on the programme said Allotey’s assertions were erroneous.
According to him, Allotey Jacobs must take stock of what the NDC communications team and he himself say on the airwaves and political platforms about the NPP flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo before apportioning blame.
The Aspiring MP said the NPP was opposed to the politics that focus on personalities rather than the issues, therefore Allotey cannot blame them.
Mr. Agyarko challenged President Mahama to publicly reprimand all appointees and communicators who insult their opponents ahead of the December polls.