A decade since Ghana’s former President Professor John Evans Atta Mills passed on, four Members of Parliament from the Majority group in Parliament have filed a private member motion seeking an investigation of his death.
Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh Dompreh is leading the group behind the motion.
Grounds for the probe have not been clearly spelt out, but if the motion is admitted by the Speaker and tabled for debate, the sponsors would be required to provide a basis for their motion.
Tolon MP, Habib Iddrisu, Mpraeso MP, Davis Opoku Ansah, and Tema Central MP, Yves Hanson Nortey complete the quartet of lawmakers seeking the intervention of the house to probe the death which occurred on July 24, 2012.
Ghanaians would recall that Atta-Mills had returned to Ghana after visiting the US for medical checks shortly before his death.
Mr. Atta-Mills, who died aged 68, once served as Vice President to the former military ruler, Jerry Rawlings between 1997-2001.
He won a close election contest between himself and then governing New Patriotic Party flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, in the 2008 elections after two previous defeats to John Agyekum Kuffour in 2000 and 2004.
Though the cause of his death has not been brought out yet, Atta-Mills was reportedly battling throat cancer, and in the days leading up to his death, he had gone to the United States to seek medical attention.
His office announced that Atta-Mills died hours after being taken ill.
However, Mills’ brother, Dr. Cadman Mills, later revealed that he had died from complications of a massive hemorrhagic stroke resulting from a brain aneurysm.