- A video interview of Major General Emmanuel Kotoka after the removal of Kwame Nkrumah from office as president has popped up online
- In the video, he indicated that the reconstruction of the country is on course and it would soon be well-positioned
- Kotoka also indicated that Nkrumah would be welcome with open arms if he decides to return to the country
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YEN.com.gh is in possession of a video in which the then Major General Emmanuel Kotoka responded to key questions after the overthrow of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Kotoka was the head of the Ghana Armed Forces and a key member of the National Liberation Council (NLC) which replaced Nkrumah’s government.
Information available suggests that the ringleaders behind the coup d’etat were the then Colonel E.K. Kotoka, Major A.A. Afrifa and the then Inspector-General of Police, Mr J.W.K. Harley.
Responding to questions in the video, which was shared by Ghana Facts & History, Kotoka asserted that the country’s reconstruction agenda was on course and it would position itself as a country to watch in the near future.
He also gave the assurance that the former president would be welcome with open arms and given red carpet treatment should he decide to return to the country.
Nkrumah was removed from office on February 24, 1966, after he left Ghana for Vietnam in a bid to resolve the Vietnam War.
In other news, a deputy chief of staff at the presidency, Samuel Abu Jinapor, was involved in an accident at Busunu, a suburb of West Gonja district in the Savannah Region.
YEN.com.gh learned that he was returning to Damongo for the region’s farmer’s day celebrations when the accident occurred.
When he arrived at Busunu, one of the front tyres of his V8 vehicle burst, forcing the vehicle to veer into the bush.
None of the four occupants of the vehicle was hurt. Jinapor was accompanied by his driver, his aide and a bodyguard.
Information available suggests that witnesses initially heard a crash as they conducted a data collection exercise in a neighbouring community.
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