How Can A Dead Person Author And Sign A Note…JB Calls For Probe Into Abuse Of Presidential Seal


Photo ReportingHow Can A Dead Person Author And Sign A Note…JB Calls For Probe Into Abuse Of Presidential Seal

20 August 2012

A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling for investigations into how the late President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills could purportedly have written a letter bearing his official seal about his demise and the fact that he was in Heaven engaged in celestial duties.   



More Details

John Boadu strongly believes some faceless people in the leadership of the ruling party forged the letter in the name of the late President.

On page 2 of the ‘Tributes’ booklet distributed during President Mills’ final funeral rites held at the Independence Square in Accra captioned ‘Everlasting Message,’ the late President Mills was quoted to have written, “I came to serve; I have finished my time here on earth and have moved on to everlasting rest and celestial duties with my heavenly Father”.

The letter, which also appeared in the Daily Graphic of Saturday August 11, then goes onmelodramatically, “As you leaf through these pages of my life’s story, I pray to God that it touches you in many positive ways. Weep not; for I am not dead. I am alive and awake in the Lord. Ghana will not die; Ghana will live to declare the works of the Lord. As I rest in the perfect peace in the celestial realms with my Maker, I pledge to always uphold and defend the good name of Ghana. Remember the Lord in all your ways, and He will protect you. Stay well, my brothers and sisters, for I will always be with you.” Signed (with actual signature) John Evans Atta Mills.

But John Boadu, who doubts the authenticity of the letter, wants government to come clear by telling Ghanaians the exact date President Mills wrote the note since it is obvious by inference that the letter was written when he was dead. Wondering how someone who is dead could author and sign his own personal tribute, the former NPP National Youth Organiser was emphatic that it is not possible for the late President to even know he was going to heaven and thus needed to console and encourage Ghanaians through a note.

He further stated that, assuming without admitting that the author of the letter (Mills), if he was alive when he wrote those words, by not indicating that he is alive but pretending to be dead, has lied to his future readers, a deliberate misdemeanor for President Mills to have indulged in.

To him, the letter was written and stamped by someone other than the late president. He thus called for that particular person to be smoked out to prevent him or her from using the President’s official seal on other vital documents to hoodwink Ghanaians into believing that Prof. Mills signed and gave approval by embossing his stamp on those documents before he died.

Stopping short of calling it a blasphemous perfidy, John Boadu, who was contributing to discussions on Peace FM’s Morning Show, ‘Kokrokoo’, said: “what is this? Are they saying President Mills wrote a letter which was later printed in the tribute book indicating that he is in heaven and he has become a mediator between God and Ghana? What is this? The problem I have with that letter is that it has the stamp (official seal of approval) of the President on it…how many of these fictitious signatures have been used on other documents? Because it is not even possible for the President to have written that letter. Somebody embossed the presidential seal on it and added his (Prof.Mills’) signature to it. As for this letter, I want an investigation to be conducted into how it came about…this means the President before his death knew that everything that he was writing will appear in the Tribute booklet…”

The NPP Deputy Communications Director cautioned those seeking to create an aura of mysticism around the death of the late president to desist from their actions otherwise they will soon have eggs on their faces.

Source: Rebecca Addo-Tetteh/



 1000 Characters left

Antispam Refresh image Case sensitive

JusticeGhana Group *All Rights Reserved © 2007-2013*Privacy Policy