HISTORY has it that the life and most importantly death of great leaders, like Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, Leon Trotsk, among others sparked great revolution in African Independence, Pan-Africanism and Marxist theories.

WITH this phenomenon and the howbeit unfortunate occurrence of the death of President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 we on Today believe that it could be a blessing in disguise.

OUR former president sought to be an embodiment of peace (Asomdwehene) and rightly so many Ghanaians from all walks of life after Prof. Mills? death have extolled his attributes?some humble, God-fearing, peace loving, patient among a host of attributes that many churned out.

THE fact remains that almost everyone believes that Prof. Mills stood for something unique in Ghanaian politics.

TODAY believes that the nation should without delay introspect and strive to absorb his acclaimed qualities in our very society.

IT is worth commenting that a cross-section of Ghanaians have decided after the late professor?s death to live lives worthy of emulation ? pay taxes, keep environment tidy, be peace loving and support society in whichever way possible.

YOU might like him or hate him but there is no denying that Prof. Mills had qualities worth eulogising. And with the Ghanaian political environment prior to his death entering a fever pitch with insults and acrimony and the NDC and the NPP taking the lead in the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) weekly radio analyses on usage of intemperate language, Today hopes and believes that the aftermath issues of Prof. Mills death would bring a change in our political landscape.

ALREADY the Progressive People?s Party (PPP) which has always shown its commitment to a campaign devoid of insults and personality attacks has reiterated its resolve to respect opposing views of others and be discipline and engage in politics of issues.

TODAY against this backdrop is encouraging other political parties to do same; this is the time to act and not another day. We must stop abusing leaders and those who have been placed in authority

BISHOP of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Methodist Church, Rev. Nicholas K. Asante, rightly observed that the late president imitated Christ and walked closely with him and urged Ghanaians ? particularly politicians to emulate his example by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

THIS, according to the Bishop, was the only way politicians could eschew some negative practices such as corruption. He again noted that the best monument Ghanaians can give to the memory of the late President Mills is to put a stop to vilifying leaders and walk closely with God stressing that ?if all these are done, all the dirty politicking will cease in the country.?

FINALLY, as we have bid goodbye, to our departed hero let?s renew our resolve to make the December polls free, fair, transparent and peaceful. President John Dramani Mahama must endeavour to honour the memory of his mentor with exemplary leadership.

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