During the wreath-laying ceremony at the ‘Asomdwee’ Park to express her heart-felt, Mrs. Obuobia Darko-Opoku stood sorrowing over the grave of late President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills as she also laid her wreath in honour of the late President.
In a chat with The Gazette in Accra, Madam Obuobia Darko, who hardly controls her tears, said when such a day comes in remembrance of late President Atta-Mills, his death always looks fresh in her mind.
She noted that when such a time is drawing nearer for special functions to be organized in his remembrance, God shows love by giving a cool weather coupled with showers of blessing in honour of Prof. Mills, to confirm his (Atta-Mills) accolade, ‘Asomdwee-hene’ (ie. Prince of Peace).
According to NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Weija-Gbawe Constituency, anybody that associates himself with Prof. Atta-Mills would get something good to take away with, and that thing becomes a blessing in the person’s life.
One of the many significant things she remembers him with, was that, “Prof. Mills never made up his mind about people because somebody said negative things about that person; but he deals with whomever when necessary because he had encountered the person.”
“A leader like him gave those of us and others who worked with him directly in his government a very good chance; because he believed when information is thrown out there like that, he expects that it must be picked, look through it and deal with it properly,” Madam Obuobia testified.
She also hinted that President Atta-Mills never wants people to be seen as bad, but he has a nice way of dealing with issues, and this makes him work with anybody at all until the cause for him to do otherwise.
“President Atta-Mills was attacked, including some NDC followers, when he appears father-for-all-President of Ghana, but that’s him, he knows he was President for entire Ghanaians and not a section of Ghanaians, no, he did not do,” she added sorrowfully.
“So I simply say that his humility, his love for his country and the love for people, it was amazing, and I know that every year as we come to lay our wreath and wishing well, wherever he is, he is smiling at us”, Obuobia said with heavy heart.
Madam Obuobia Darko-Opoku added that God moves in mysterious ways; ‘people who vilified him most, who do not appreciate him and saw nothing good about his leadership style amongst other things are those who were praising more today’.
In addition, she said when such people eventually die, they become hero because that is when their importance is felt more; “like it was said, a prophet is not respect in his hometown, and so was Prof. President Atta-Mills”.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Delali A. Awuyeh