Blame NDC for Amissah Arthur’s death – NDC Man

The founder and president of the opposition National Democratic Congress’s (NDC’s) Serial Callers Association of Western Region, Mr. William Gyima known as Abeiku Prestea has chided the leadership of the NDC party over the sudden death of the Ghana’s former President, Mr. Amissah Arthur.
The former Vice President died at the 37 military hospital Friday, June 29, 2018, Morning after he reportedly collapsed at the Air Force base gym.
Following his sudden demise, scores of Ghanaians led by President Nana Addo Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, former president John Dramani Mahama among other state personalities has extended their deepest condolences to the wife and family of the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
But, commenting on the demise of the former statesman, the leader of the Serial Caller’s Association, Mr. William Gyima has pointed accusing fingers at the leadership of the NDC saying “he was not treated fairly.”
According to him, the NDC neglected Amissah-Arthur after the party went into opposition after suffering a humiliating defeat by the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 elections.
He claimed that the former Governor of BoG was frustrated and as a result of excessive thinking and disappointment from his party he met his untimely death.
He also alleged the party had plans to select a new person as a running mate should the former President John Mahama contest and win the upcoming NDC presidential primaries.
Mr. Gyima buttressed his point saying the leadership of the party never included the late Amissah Arthur in the ‘Unity Walks’ and only gave the platforms to former President Mahama to market himself.
“Our leadership didn’t try well at all for deliberately ignored Mr. Amissah Arthur from the Unity Walks and gave the platforms to Mr. John Mahama, and these things contributed to his death and I also blamed Mr. John Mahama for also neglecting Mr. Amissah”, he explained.
“How can somebody who was not sick passed on just like that, this is serious, late Amissah Arthur was not treated fairly, his soul rest in perfect peace”.
Mr. Gyima expressed his deepest condolences to the former President’s family and to all members of the NDC.
Meanwhile, Former President, John Mahama says his late former assistant, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, actively supported his administration to put Ghana on the path of growth and development.
“Paa Kwesi was a quintessential gentleman who brought immense knowledge, decency and integrity to governance and public service.
“His passing has left a huge void in our nation and we are overwhelmed with grief,” former Mahama eulogised.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the former President’s family members and also all members of NDC.
He, therefore, blamed his party’s leadership over the dismiss of the former President, Mr. Arthur.
The NDC communicator said the former vice President died as a result of excessive thinking and disappointment.
He revealed that the leadership of the party had neglected late Amissah Arthur since the party went to opposition.
According to him, the party has planned to select new person as a running mate if in case the former President John Mahama wins the upcoming presidential primaries.
He butressed his point for saying that the leadership of the party never included the late Amissah Arthur in the ‘Unity Walks’ and only gave the platforms to the former President of Ghana, Mr. John Mahama to market himself.
“Our leadership didn’t try well at all for deliberately ignored Mr. Amissah Arthur from the Unity Walks and gave the platforms to Mr. John Mahama, and these things contributed to his death and I also blamed Mr. John Mahama for also neglecting Mr. Amissah”, he explained.
He added, “how can somebody who was not sick passed on just like that, this is serious, late Amissah Arthur was not treated fairly, his soul rest in perfect peace”.
Amissah-Arthur was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani.
Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, born April 29, 1951, was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.
He was sworn in as Vice-President on August 6, 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana.
He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.
Amissah-Arthur is married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur from Esiama in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region with two children. He is a Christian and is known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra
Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

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