Samuel Koku Anyidoho, the CEO of the Atta Mills Institute, has criticized the family of late President John Evans Atta Mills and the National Democratic Congress for executing what he deems to be offensive rituals at his grave.
According to him, the family and the NDC boycotted a ceremony hosted by the state to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the deceased president’s death rather than commemorating his memory.
In a tweet seen by GhanaWeb, Koku Anyidoho accused the family and opposition party of arranging a separate ceremony to perform rituals and disrespect the burial site of the deceased president.
They’ve always desired to perform rituals in Asomdwee Park. His memory has never been honored. Therefore, they boycotted the ceremony organized by the state and went to perform this repulsive event. “Observe how they desecrated the bust of President Atta-Mills,” he wrote.
In a following piece, he questioned the rationale behind rites performed in Asomdwe Park.
According to him, President Mills was a Christian who disbelieved in rites.
“Sammy Atta-Mills spoke about rituals, therefore they went to Asomdwee Park to conduct rites. President Atta-Mills was a Christian who disbelieved in religious practices. The CEO of Atta Mills Institute prayed that God would forgive them.
Koku Anyidoho and the family of the deceased former president, as well as the National Democratic Congress, continue to quarrel over the renovation of Prof. Mills’ final resting site, Asomdwe Park.
As part of the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of his death, the state, in conjunction with the Atta Mills Institute, renovated Asomdwo Park.
Prof. Mills’s family, led by his brother Samuel Atta Mills, is not pleased with this development. The family has accused Koku Anydoho of appropriating their prerogatives and obligations for himself.
Prof. Mills’s anniversary of passing was commemorated in Asomdwo Park on Saturday with two separate events.
The first ceremony was led by the state and the Atta Mills Institute, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo formally inaugurated the renovated park.
Later in the day, the family of Professor Mills and the NDC, led by former President John Mahama, who served as President Mills’ vice president, had a second ceremony in the park.