- John Mahama has blamed the NPP for sidelining Dr Nkrumah despite his contributions to Ghana's independence
- Mahama blames the NPP of changing the history of Nkrumah
Ex-president, John Dramani Mahama has lashed out at the NPP administration following moves to rename the September holiday from "Founder's Day" to "Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day".
John Mahama in a message to celebrate Nkrumah did not only choose to maintain the "Founder's Day" holiday but also blame government for resolving to reverse Ghana's political history.
According to him; "It remains a dark irony of our history that, the very political tradition which conspired to truncate his unparalleled vision on 24th February 1966, is today seeking to revise Ghana’s history."
So far, government is far advanced with plans to not only rename the Founder's Day as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day but also set August 4th aside to celebrate all political leaders, aside Nkrumah who led the struggle for independence as they (NPP) government believe it is not just Nkrumah who fought for Ghana's independence.
Meanwhile, the opposition NDC has vowed to reverse any parliamentary decision to set a new date line for the founder's day celebrations once it regains power in 2020.
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