Nkrumah not only founder of Ghana – Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye has revived the debate over the founders of Ghana, claiming that the British colony was not founded by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana first President..

“Men and women inspired by love for country met in Saltpond to work for self-governance and freedom from globalisation. I have great regard for Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as a great Ghanaian but the truth must be told. A recap of the chronology of events shows that before the arrival of Nkrumah, some gallant Ghanaians were taking steps to lead Ghana to independence. That is truism.

“People have regrettably asked how we can have more than one founder to such compatriots. I humbly lend them this advice: foundership cannot be pursued in monopoly terms,” Prof Oquaye, said at the Ghana@60 Anniversary Committee public lecture held on Friday, August 4, to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the UGCC.

The lecture was themed: “4th August; Ghana’s Day of Destiny”.

The Speaker of Parliament also called on members of the Convention People’s Party to free itself from the bowels of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) if it is to survive as a political party.

“The CPP has been penetrated by the newly created NDC and its men, the names of which we supplied and which I quoted extensor and that they have created confusion within the party which was then broken and fragmented into six political parties.

“And I wrote: ‘If the CPP wants to survive, they should not look our way because we are not out to destroy them. They must proceed to extricate themselves from the bowels of the NDC, then they will survive…because as at now they are swallowed and as a truism, they know or should know who swallowed them.”

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