Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, the last son of Ghanaís first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah says the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not use the circumstances surrounding his fatherís death to run away from answering pertinent questions being asked concerning late President John Millsí death.
His comments come on the heels of former Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzieís comments that Sekou Nkrumah himself appears to be ignorant of what actually killed his own father.
Speaking on Joy FM on Saturday July 27, Nana Ato Dadzie contested Dr. Sekou Nkrumahís knowledge of his own fatherís death and used that as a basis to question the latterís justification in demanding details of the cause of President Millsí death.
ďSekou says that his father died of prostate cancer, but we all do know that skin cancer was a major factor,Ē Mr. Ato Dadzie insisted on the programme.
His intervention was a sequel to fellow discussant Kweku Baako Jnrís assertions that the August 11, 1962 Kulungugu bombing incident, which was an assassination attempt on Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was ďpart of the reasons why he diedĒ.
The New Crusading Guide Newspaper Editor-in-Chief said despite earlier claims by officialdom that Dr. Nkrumah escaped the assassination attempt unscathed, he sustained injuries which later played a role in his death.
Dr. Nkrumah however told XYZ News that the issue is not about Nkrumah.
ďÖThe issue is that was Prof Mills sick? And if it is yes, how long has he been sick and what kind of sickness, because if it is a serious sickness like cancerĒ as former President John Rawlings had told the BBC, ďthen was Prof. Mills fit to continue to be in office? I think thatís the question that concerns Ghanaians but Iím not too sure why the NDC leadership wants to twist things around to make it appear that people are saying who killed Prof. Mills or what did Prof Mills die fromĒ.
Calls for the cause of the late President were resuscitated last week during the week-long celebration of the first year anniversary of the late Presidentís passing.
Speculations became rife again about what killed Prof. Mills and the processes and circumstances that led to his death.
Former Director General of the Ghana Health Service and renowned pathologist, Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa contributed to the debate by calling for investigations into the processes of his death rather than focusing on what killed the late President.
Source: XYZ News
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