Wife of late President Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has given an account of how her husband was humiliated despite his selflessness for the country.
Ernestina Naadu Mills said her love for the former President became even stronger because he stood firm to his core values and was never allowed to be manipulated.
According to her, “…Fiifi was often battered and bruised on the battlefield of politics but he held firm to his personal values of truth, simplicity, honesty and abiding respect for all. These were the qualities I loved about him..”
Mrs. Mills revealed that to her husband, serving at the highest echelons of government was an opportunity to help change the character of Ghana politics for the better.
So it is her belief that posterity will judge him well for his sacrifice for his country.
She has, however, bemoaned that it has been ten years of solitude since the death of the late president who was her friend, husband and confidante.
This revelation is contained in a speech of Mrs Naadu Mills at the 10th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture on the theme “The Man John Evans Atta Mills-Ten Years On”.