Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday eulogised the late President J.E.A Mills, describing him as a modest and peaceful man who had good leadership qualities.

Contributing to a statement made by the MP for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, to mark the third anniversary of Prof. Mills’s death, the MPs described him as a humble man who refused to be vindictive and sought to unite the country.

But the Minority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who was one of the only two members of the Minority to contribute to the statement, cautioned against comments made to portray the former President as a saint.

"Let us not pretend that because of the accolade Asomdweehene, nothing untoward happened during his time in office," he said, and drew attention to the political violence that occurred at Agbogbloshie in 2009, during which a sympathiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was killed and that Prof. Mills failed to concede defeat after the 2004 elections.

"Sometimes people say things about people after they have passed on as if they want to rewrite history. The impression should not be given that he was a saint who did nothing wrong," he added.