Ace journalist, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako Jnr has hit hard at the host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme, Paul Adom Otchere.
Mr Otchere had claimed that Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah never won any Presidential election in the country.
“Dr Nkrumah never won a Presidential election in Ghana, never!”, Mr Otchere said in a mini-debate with Managing Editor of Insight newspaper Kwesi Pratt Jnr on an Accra-based radio station Thursday.
Many, particularly, on social media have criticised the comments by Mr Otchere, describing it as an historical blunder.
Mr Baako has also waded into the controversy. He wrote on his Facebook page that the historical blunder made by the Good Evening Ghana host was avoidable.
Below is the full statement:
Paul got it wrong! He failed to research adequately into what went into the Constitutional Plebiscite of 1960. Two things: There was the Plebiscite proper (Referendum for whether or not Ghana should become a Republic) and secondly, a PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION between Nkrumah and Danquah as to who would become the President of the Republic if the Plebiscite or Referendum went in favour of transforming Ghana from a CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY into a REPUBLIC! Paul obviously missed the HYBRID NATURE of the CONSTITUTIONAL PLEBISCITE of 1960! He should admit his error on this aspect of his historical recollection and move on! We all get it wrong occasionally!
But Mr paul adom otchere has since then go into hiding after distorting history .