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Atta Mills was hesitant about politics because he feared insults – Anyidoho

AnyidohoDeputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said although Late President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was passionate to leave a legacy in the political realm, he was as well reluctant being a politician.

”He agreed to become the running mate for President Rawlings reluctantly in 1996,” Anyidoho revealed on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

In an interaction with host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Kasapa 102.5 FM, the Deputy Scribe of the NDC said the late Ghanaian leader was too gripped in fears with the fatalities of the political game Vis a Vis his image, hence he was always living in fears of the abuse attached to politics.

“He asked me one day, that Koku have I disgraced myself like this? So because of politics these people that I taught in school will just sit on radio and be insulting me like that? They can’t remember that I impacted knowledge into them and that at least give some respect? And I told him well Prof. that is the name of the game. Infact he was a reluctant politician,” Anyidoho reiterated.

Anyidoho who had an intimate working relationship with the late president said Prof Atta Mills ultimate dream was to build a better Ghana for the people whom he served diligently.

He eulogized the late Prof. Mills Wednesday on Kasapa FM ahead of this year’s Atta Mills Memorial Lecture in honour of late President.

This year’s lecture, which will be the fourth in his commemoration, is under the theme: ‘Atta Mills: the Servant Leader’.

The lecture will take place at the main auditorium of the University of Cape Coast.

President John Mahama is expected to commission a library built in the late president’s honour, that is, the John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library on that day.

The library has been built near the Chapel Square in Cape Coast, where the first anniversary of the death of the late president was marked.

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