The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has described as shocking and grievous, the death of President John Attah Mills of Ghana.
The Speaker, who also doubles as the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, said the death came to the Community Parliament as a rude shock, extolling the late President as a true son of Africa who gave his very best towards democracy and development on the continent.
He said: “The West African sub-region and indeed Africa has lost a pan-African and visionary who championed the course of democracy, good governance, peace, stability, integration, and development in the West African sub-region in particular and Africa in general.
“The ECOWAS Parliament in particular will remember him as one of its pillars of support and a strong proponent of the enhancement of the powers of the Community Parliament”.
Senator Ekweremadu added that “the pages of history will be very kind to the late President for his remarkable roles in the defence and restoration of democratic rule in several parts of the sub-region and for upholding Ghana as one of the shining lights of democracy on the African continent”
The Speaker condoled with the Government and people of Ghana, urging them to “work to sustain the laudable principles, visions, and legacies bequeathed by the late President.
He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed President.