General News of Fri, 31 Mar 201721
No NDC member should contest Cadman's comments about Prez Mills death – Allotey
The opposition NDC Central Regional Chairman, Allotey Jacobs has warned members of the party to keep quiet over revelations made by Dr. Cadman Mills, brother of late President Mills on how the health of then sitting President was handled by his handlers at the Presidency as they are very true.
Dr Cadman Mills, brother of late President John Evans Atta Mills has revealed how handlers of the late Leader, due to political exepediency were unwilling to fly the ex President out of the country for treatment when it was obvious that he was dying.
He recountered how he couldn’t even recognize the ex President when he (Cadman) returned from a trip abroad due to the former leader’s worsening health condition and yet the Presidency didn’t want to act because election was approaching and feared the opposition party would have made a meal out of it.
The late President Mills died while in office on 24th July 2012 after battling ill-health for some time. His poor health condition which affected his vision and hearing was public knowledge.
There were visible signs on him that showed his failing health, especially during his last days in office but his handlers mounted a strong defence anytime the issue came up for discussion.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM Wednesday, Dr Cadman Mills stated that he became disrespectful of the Presidency and lambasted the late President’s handlers when they were lethargic in getting him treated because of their political interest.
“Somethings were happening that I must be very honest I wasn’t happy about. Fiifi (ex Prez Mills) as I called him was very open, very honest and he’ll sit down with you and tell you in gory detail what his prognosis was, what the diagnosis of his disease was. He’s not somebody who will hide things but for some strange reason they decided that politically it was not allowable for people to know that he was sick…before that I went to China and when I came back I couldn’t recognize my brother, he was not even coherent. He was very visibly sick and I’d never seen him like that before and I said we had to evacuate him immediately…we had to go to the U.S and that is when they started telling me that elections are going to be soon and politically it was not right….that was the first time I was very disrespecful of the Presidency.
He continued: “I told them my peace of mind and I decided we had to go to the USA. What really got me furious was that they said he was going to the U.S for routine medical checkup and I said what are you people talking about. My brother is a human being, he’s not well…I wanted him to take the time necessary to get well. The fact of your being a president doesn”t mean you don’t get sick and what is political about getting sick. What ever got him ill was it April or May was something I’d never seen before surely enough we went to the US and luckily enough they detected very quickly what causing it and he got much better.”
Commenting on the matter on Adom News, Allotey Jacobs who was very close to the late President confirmed that the account given by Dr Cadman Mills of ex President Mills is very true, adding that the NDC will do itself a lot of good if it does not speak.
“It will be good for the NDC to allow the revelations Dr Cadman Mills made about his brother the late President Mills to pass under the bridge because they are all true. That is my advice to the NDC, I know that a lot of things that he said Ghanaians didn’t know initially but they are very true. The family is very peeved about how the late President’s health was handled by his handlers and so the NDC must not dare to contest what he has put out, otherwise we’ll regret as a party.”