The son of late Prof John Evans Atta Mills, has described late ex-President, Jerry John Rawlings as a hero who helped shaped his life.
Samuel Kofi Atta Mills told GhanaNewsPage.Com that the man who appointed his late father as his Vice President helped him a lot.
According to him, the decision to appoint his father as Vice President and also to select him as his successor in 2000 was a laudable one which determined how his father lived his life.
Late President Rawlings’ decision to campaign for his father in the 2008 elections, Atta Mills Jnr said was very laudable.
“He helped shape my future, and I’m very grateful for that. The fact that he picked my father in 1996 to be his running mate and to also be the vice president of Ghana and he personally campaigned for my father in 2008 and made sure that he became president had a huge impact in my life,” Sam Atta Mills said.
Adding that, “today I get the level of recognition because of those single decisions that he made…”
Recounting his last visit to the late former president, he said, “I met him just a few weeks before he passed away. He extended me that opportunity to meet him, and we had a very good discussion.”
Jerry John Rawlings passed away at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020
Below is his full interview: