Some Muslim communities across the country have questioned the move by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tolo Constituency in the Northern Region, Hon. Habbib Iddris in joining other colleague MPs to call for probe in the death of late President John Atta Mills.
Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Zongo Caucus Cordinator for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ismaila Ali Horoya has descended heavily on the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tolon Constituency in the Savana Region for been part of MPs calling for probe into the death of former President John Atta Mills.
According to the NDC chief scribe, the Tolon MP acceptance to be part of the private member’s motion was totally against the teaching and practice of Islam.
Backing his argument with the quotation from the Quran 29:57 “Every soul will taste death.Then to us will you be returned”, that requires every Muslim to believe in the return of the maker.
But for the MP who is also a Muslim would ignore the teaching of his religion and vent into partisan politics speaks volume of Hon. Habib Iddrisu.
Ali Horoya questioned Hon. Habib’s Islamic belief in the teachings of Islam that specifically encourages every Muslim to believe in natural death.
He was of the view that Habib Iddrisu who hardly contribute on the floor of Parliament on issues beneficial to his constituents but chose the path of deceitfulness in order to gain popularity.
Mr. Ismaila Ali Horoya who spoke with thealhajj.com in an interview urged the constituents of Tolon to demand the position of their MP on the controversial E-levy to make an inform choice in future elections.
Four members of the Majority group in Parliament have filed a private member’s motion seeking the constitution of a bi-partisan group to probe the death of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills.
The group behind this motion is led by Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh Dompreh.
It’s unclear what the grounds for the probe are, but if the motion is admitted by the Speaker and tabled for debate, the sponsors would be required to provide a basis for their motion.
Tolon MP, Habib Iddrisu, Mpraeso MP, Davis Opoku Ansah, and Tema Central MP, Yves Hanson Nortey complete the quartet of lawmakers seeking the intervention of the house to investigate the death which occurred on July 24, 2012.
Atta-Mills had returned to Ghana after visiting the US for medical checks shortly before his death.
Mr. Atta-Mills, who died aged 68, served as Vice President to the former military ruler, Jerry Rawlings between 1997-2001.
He came to power after narrowly winning over the then governing New Patriotic Party flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, in the 2008 elections.
Though the cause of his death was not released, Atta-Mills had reportedly been battling throat cancer, and in the days leading up to his death, had been in the US for some medical attention.
His office announced that Atta-Mills died hours after being taken ill.
However, Mills’ brother, Dr. Cadman Mills, later disclosed that he had died from complications of a massive hemorrhagic stroke resulting from a brain aneurysm.