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CPP demands apology from NAPO within 24 hours for Nkrumah-Akufo-Addo comparison

CPP demands apology from NAPO within 24 hours for Nkrumah-Akufo-Addo comparison

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has demanded that the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, apologise for his comparison between the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and President Akufo-Addo.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s running mate, at his launch at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi on July 9, said no president of Ghana, including Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has developed the country as much as President Akufo-Addo.

“If you tell the history of Ghana from 1957 onwards, I can safely say that we have never had a president who has helped Ghana more than Nana Akufo-Addo. So from 1957 onwards, including your Kwame Nkrumah, none of them has protected Ghana and developed the country more than Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said at the official launch event held at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi on July 9, 2024.

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Dr. Opoku Prempeh stressed, “President Akufo-Addo developed this country to the admiration of all. Therefore, we will not allow a repeat of what happened in 2008. It would be most appropriate for Nana Akufo-Addo to hand over power to his younger brother, Dr. Bawumia.”

Earlier, Dr. Opoku Prempeh was formally introduced to his uncle, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. During that ceremony, the Asantehene warned his nephew to rid himself of the arrogant tag attached to him by his critics.

However, the CPP reacted to this and said in a statement, “The Congress People’s Party demands that the Minister do something ‘Honorable’ for the image of the country within 24 hours, immediately resign from all government and political posts, immediately apologize and retract his words.”

“If unsuccessful, the party calls on Mr. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to remove the Minister from the post of Minister of Energy and also calls on Mr. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to withdraw his candidacy for the Vice Presidency for the sake of the image of the country and its long-term political and economic fortunes. Ghanaians and Nkrumaists worldwide will have no choice but to take to the streets to voice their displeasure if the above or similar measures are not implemented immediately within 24 hours.

“As the people say, ‘Let the one who puts on his armour not boast as much as the one who takes it off’, the election will be held even if it is at the ballot box and it would be good for the current government to listen to the voice of the people so that the upcoming election defeat is not worse than expected.”