Sekou Nkrumah, Son of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has responded rather harshly to a statement made by the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Rt. Hon Aaron Mike Ocquaye that Kwame Nkrumah was not the founder of Ghana.
Responding to a Facebook post by Francis Ontonyin, a lawyer – whose post may be deemed as sarcastic after a section of the media reported the Speaker of Parliament’s statement at an IEA organized forum, the former president’s son minced no words and went hard on the head of the legislative arm of government saying “He’s a big fool.”
He further posts on his page that “Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence and therefore he is the founder of modern Ghana! That is a fact. If some people want to shove” alternative facts” down the throats of Ghanaians they must be prepared for a serious political confrontation, and I can assure them a humiliating defeat in the court of public opinion.”
The post on his Facebook page
Ghanapoliticsonline.com reports that “The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has described as palpable falsehood, claims that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah founded Independent Ghana.” The report further reports the Speaker saying that “… today we celebrate one founding father which is palpable false, we have founding fathers.”
This comes on the back of recent intense public debate after President Akufo-Addo’s independence day speech where some critics felt the President made attempts at skewing the history of Ghana, a claim the government has flatly denied.
There’s been a long-standing debate in the country as to who really founded Ghana – as to whether it was done single-handedly or done as a group with some holding the opinion that all those who played a role towards our country’s independence must be mentioned other than narrowing it to only one person. It is expected that this latest outburst from the son of the former president will reignite this long-standing debate.