Former President Mills will be laid to rest on August 10
There are growing calls among leading members of some of the nation’s political parties for an investigation into the death of the late President, John Evans Atta Mills.
Speaking on Citi FM
’s weekend news analysis program, The Big Issue
Saturday, editor of the Daily Searchlight
newspaper and card bearing member of the NPP, Kenneth Kurankye insisted that the late president’s body should not be buried because it will serve as evidence for the post-mortem.
According to him, there are several questions arising from the president’s death that require investigation.
“The man at all material times told us that he was very healthy.
His associates argued copiously that the President was very strong, he was very very healthy, he could run, he could jump, he could skip; he could do all manner of things right up to the day that he died."
He continued: "Now a person in that very robust health who suddenly keels over and dies, cannot be accepted.
We must ask that how come that somebody who insisted on his health so much, somebody whose associates said he was very healthy suddenly falls over dies – he is sick for less than two or three hours and dies, we cannot accept that.
We are unclear in our mind as to what exactly happened to the President."
"So am saying that anything is possible.
So for God sake don’t bury the only piece of evidence we have", he added.
But speaking on the same platform, a member of the NDC Legal Team, Chris Akumey downplayed Mr.
Kurankye’s assertions insisting that only members of the late president’s family can call for an inquest into his death.
“Are we saying that people who have a clean bill of health cannot die minutes after?
Death will come.
Any aspect of the body or any organ of the body can stop functioning at any other time.
What is the essence of calling for a full scale investigation into the death of the President?
The President had no problem with his health."