Ghana’s only sitting president to ever die, John Evans Attah Mills will have been 76 years if he was alive today.
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. Previously he was Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and he stood unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He is the first and only Ghanaian head of state to die in office.
His vice president who took over when he died, Former president John Mahama has shared a post on his IG handle to celebrate this iconic man,
“You would have been 76 years today, Prof. Though in eternity, memories of your sterling qualities and principled leadership are still fresh with us.
You will forever remain in our hearts. Yours is a soul that cannot be forgotten, a man we cannot celebrate enough!
Happy birthday my comrade, mentor and friend. Continue to rest well, Sir.” he posted.