- Dr. Nkrumah killed democracy in Ghana by focusing on stifling political discussion
- This was revealed by former president John Agyekum Kufour
According to a new narrative by the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, Ghana's democracy was stunted by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
While speaking with the International Democratic Union (IDU), the former New Patriotic Party lead made the explosive claim.
The leader of the IDU had paid a courtesy call on Mr. Kufuor at his Accra office.
Explaining his position, John Kufuor stated that, instead of focusing on building Ghana, which had just transitioned into a single-party state, the late Nkrumah build a prison for his opponents in 1963.
John Kufuor added that democracy was "virtually killed" and Ghanaians started feeling the pang of poverty in 1966.
He added that the country was “labouring under intolerance and people were not allowed to express themselves”.
However, he noted that Ghana took a positive turn in 1002 after things became politically stable and democracy was strengthened
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