Samia jabs Akufo-Addo over Ghana@60 speech

Samia jabs Akufo-Addo over Ghana@60 speech

Samia Nkrumah has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of suppressing the role of Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana's independence struggle.

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Samia jabs Akufo-Addo over Ghana@60 speech

Samia Nkrumah

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Samia, the first daughter of Ghana's first president, said Akufo-Addo gave more prominence to JB Danquah and Edward Akufo-Addo than her father in his Ghana @ 60 speech, which was delivered to the nation at the Black Stars Square in Accra.

She told Accra-based Citi FM that although the independence struggle started before Nkrumah, he was the principal architect of the victory.

“We agree that there were so many other people [in the independence struggle] but his role was significant. Nobody can take that away from him," she said,

"Kwame Nkrumah himself said the independence struggle started before him,” she added.

Samia jabs Akufo-Addo over Ghana@60 speech

Nana Akufo-Addo

Samia, a former chairperson of the Conventions Peoples Party, said if she had delivered the speech, she would have given more prominence to Nkrumah, who she said had a vision for Ghan's independence.

"Kwame Nkrumah had a particular pan-African vision for our independence. So, he was bound to be the catalyst. So, yes, thousands were instrumental, but he was the catalyst and let’s give him his due," she said.

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