Video from 1966 shows how Ghanaians jubilated over Nkrumah’s overthrow

Video from 1966 shows how Ghanaians jubilated over Nkrumah’s overthrow

- A 54-year-old footage has surfaced revealing how Ghanaians massively celebrated the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah

- Ghanaians were seen running, drumming and dancing on the streets with placards as though they had won a world cup

- It is clear from the footage that Ghanaians thought life would 'magically' improve after Nkrumah was gone

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A video from 1966 showing how Ghanaians excitedly jubilated the overthrow of Ghana's first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah as recently surfaced on social media.

It would be recalled that on February 24, 1996, the then president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was overthrown in a coup led by Colonel E.K. Kotoka, Major A.A. Afrifa, Lieutenant General (retired) J.A. Ankra, and Police Inspector General J.W.K. Harlley.

Reports indicate how Nkrumah was out of the country at the time his government was overthrown by people he least suspected to have had any ill thoughts concerning him.

READ ALSO: How 19-year-old Adisadel boy Afrifa once awarded by Nkrumah overthrew him later

Watch video of Ghanaians celebrating over Nkrumah's overthrow below:

In the video, large groups of Ghanaians were spotted with placards mocking Nkrumah and calling him serious names and casting accusations.

Some of the inscriptions were "now Ghanaians are free", "no more hero worship", "dictatorship has ended" among several others.

A separate video shows celebration parades that were held to officially celebrate the freedom from Nkrumah's rule as president of Ghana.

READ ALSO: Kwame Nkrumah: Photo showing how Ghana's first president reacted to his overthrow

See video below:

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