- Speaker of Parliament has stated that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is not Ghana's founding father
- He stated there were others involved in the fight for independence before Dr. Nkrumah
- He's stated that the CPP needs to separate itself from the NDC to become relevant again
Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Ocquaye, has stated that Dr. Kwame Nkruma, The first president of the First Ghanaian Republic, is not Ghana's founding father.
According to the speaker of Parliament, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah isn't the only who can claim the title of founder of the Ghanaian republic.
“Men and women inspired by love for country met in Saltpond to work for self-governance and freedom from globalisation. I have great regard for Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as a great Ghanaian but the truth must be told." He said.
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Speaker of Parliament Ocquaye stated that there were men and woman involved in the struggle for Ghana's independence and self rule prior to Dr. Nkrumah's involvement.
Speaking at a Ghana@60 Anniversary Committee lecture staged at the National Theater, Speaker Ocquaye acknowledged that the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a great individual, but that the truth of it is that he wasn't the only one to have founded Ghana.
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"A recap of the chronology of events shows that before the arrival of Nkrumah, some gallant Ghanaians were taking steps to lead Ghana to independence. That is truism." Said the Speaker of Parliament.
Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye also stated that in order for the Convention People's Party (CPP) to once more become a relevant political party, it must extricate itself from the bowels of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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