- Letter from the president's office to Reuters
- Reaction from Ghana and beyond.
- — Ama K Abebrese (@Ama_K_Abebrese)Tue, Jul 24 2012 17:56:20I hear people all over the streets of Accra and across Ghana honking their horns as a sign of respect. The nation mourns.
- — VickieRemoe (@VickieRemoe)Tue, Jul 24 2012 17:20:57
- The Kenyan prime minister mourned.
- — Nii Ayertey Aryeh (@nii_ayertey)Tue, Jul 24 2012 17:42:415 months to presidential election on December 7, prez John Evans Atta Mills passes on. He marked his 68th birthday last sunday. #RipMills
- The transition was swift; Vice President John Mahama was sworn in within hours.
- — Ghana Decides (@GhanaDecides)Tue, Jul 24 2012 17:11:43Members of Parliament moving to the chamber of Parliament to swear in Vice President John Mahama as President of Ghana. #RIPmills
- — Nii Ayertey Aryeh (@nii_ayertey)Tue, Jul 24 2012 19:39:27Message of condolences from opposition candidate Nana Akuffo Addo, Nigerian prez Goodluck Jonathan and David Cameron, UK's PM. #RipMills
- — Joseph Quaye Amoo (@joequaye)Tue, Jul 24 2012 20:04:01
- — Captain Planet (@_Onyamenipa)Tue, Jul 24 2012 20:18:13Our finest tribute to him at this moment is to maintain the unity & stability of our great nation- President Mahama #RIPMills
- — Nii Ayertey Aryeh (@nii_ayertey)Tue, Jul 24 2012 20:25:38We've been holding back tears as we tweet & comment on our president's death this afternoon. A new prez has been quickly sworn in #ripmills
- — Nii Ayertey Aryeh (@nii_ayertey)Tue, Jul 24 2012 20:27:52The new president declared a week of mourning and flags will fly at half mast, for late prez of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills. #ripmills
- Atta Mills last tweet
Twitter Reacts to the Death of Ghana's President Atta Mills
President John Atta Mills died unexpectedly on Tuesday, five months short of completing his first term in office. There was an outpouring of emotion on Twitter for the passing of John Atta Mills, as Ghana’s vice president, John Mahama, was quickly inaugurated.
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