Special Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, Lawyer Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, has chastised Editor of The Informer Newspaper, Andy Kankam, for inferring that the likes of Koku Anyidoho who served as the Director of Communication for the late President Atta Mills is more of a “son” to the late President than Mr Mahama who served as his Vice President.
Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe strongly asserts the NDC shares a common bond and there is no "Mills or Mahama camp" as evidenced in former President Mahama's decision to work with virtually the same ministers who served under the late President Professor John Evans Atta Mills during the latter's tenure.
To him, the Informer Newspaper Editor is wrong to infer that there are Mahama and Atta Mills factions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the point of calling some people in NDC as ‘children’ of Atta Mills and others ‘step-children’.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, he revealed that after his tertiary studies at the University of Ghana and the completion of National Service in 2008, he, together with a couple of NDC activists used to sleep at Kuku Hills to galvanize support for the late Atta Mills campaign team.
“Even President Mahama himself is a ‘son’ to the late President Evans Atta Mills and all of us used to be at Kuku Hills...we all worked for Mills until he died...all I know is that everyone in the NDC is a ‘son’ to Mills; it was the love we all have for him that is why we sacrificed and worked hard for him in his first attempt in 2004 till he was successful and was sworn-in in 2009 as President with his desire to transform this country and make it a better Ghana...
“H.E John Mahama continued with the agenda which our ‘father’ Mills started. As for me, I don’t know any Mills’ person and Mahama’s person; we are all one body in the party,” he added.
The private legal practitioner further pointed out that the response from Hon. Samuel Atta-Mills, brother of the late president and Member of Parliament for Komenda-Edna-Eguaafo-Abirem, closes all argument about the brouhaha concerning calls for an autopsy into the death of the Prof Mills, when he asked members of the general public, especially politicians, to respect their wishes and allow the memory of the former leader to rest in peace.