“Thank God it was Nkrumah who led us to independence” - Manasseh
- The controversial investigative journalist believes Kwame Nkrumah leading Ghana to independence was the best thing that ever happened to the country
- According to him, it would have been disastrous if JB Danquah was the one who led the country to independence
- Manasseh was the subject of death threats two months earlier
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Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, says he was grateful to God Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence.
Nkrumah, a nationalist leader led the Gold Coast’s drive for independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as the new nation of Ghana.
He headed the country from independence in 1957 until he was overthrown by a coup in 1966.
“Thank God it was Nkrumah who led us to independence,” the investigative journalist wrote on Facebook. “Danquah's descendants are showing us it could have been worse,” he added.
His comments come on the back of the Audit Service Board’s challenge to the nationality of Daniel Domelevo, the Auditor General.
The anti-corruption crusader returned to work on Wednesday, March 3, after 167 days of mandatory leave to a challenge to his nationality and retirement age.
The controversial journalist was the subject of threats two months earlier over an article he wrote on the continuously changing figures of the parliamentary election results.
The presidential results which were in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo also saw some alterations since they were first announced publicly by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, on December 9, 2020.
The article titled: “ERRORtoral Commission and Akufo-Addo’s coup d’état”, discussed the pockets of electoral violence and infractions that even left many voters disenfranchised.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, legal luminary and former Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Tsatsu Tsikata, said former President Kufuor was determined by “hook or crook” to jail him during his administration.
The Accra Fast Track High Court in June 2008 sentenced the former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Chief Executive, to fives imprisonment for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.
He was charged with three counts of wilfully causing financial loss of GHS230,000 (2.3 billion old Ghana cedis) to the State through a loan he guaranteed for Valley Farms, a private company, on behalf of GNPC and another count of misapplying public property.
“I could see by the beginning of 2001, the determination, by hook or crook to find something against me. That is what led to all these interesting cases against me,” he stated on KSM Show on Pan African TV.
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