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The NAPO-Nkrumah Saga: ‘What is the point of political communication without comparisons?’

The NAPO-Nkrumah Saga: ‘What is the point of political communication without comparisons?’

Richard Ahiagbah, NPP Director of Communications

In response to the intense criticism levelled at the Vice President of the NPP, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, over his remarks on Ghana’s founding father, Osagyefo, the NPP Director of Communications, Richard Ahiagbah, has expressed his views on the matter.

Defending Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh’s statements by referring to X, Öcalan stated that political achievements cannot be evaluated alone and that comparison is essential in evaluating them.

“What is the point of political communication without comparisons? Political achievements are not measured, cannot be measured, or should not be measured in a vacuum.

“How do you compare? This government has achieved significant milestones in the history of our four republics. Mentioning these unprecedented milestones should not be considered as a slight against the legacies of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah or others. This is political communication,” he said.

He also stressed that highlighting these milestones should not diminish the legacy of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah or others but should become part of the political discourse.

Stressing the uniqueness of these achievements, the leader cited records in the four republics of Ghana, supporting his claim that no president or head of state has achieved similar feats.

Background:

Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, known as NAPO, in a speech in Kumasi on July 8, 2024, argued that Nkrumah’s presidency was exceptional, claiming that no leader since independence has surpassed the achievements of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in advancing Ghana’s progress and security.

Kwame Nkrumah’s comments sparked widespread criticism, including from members of the opposition, who touted Kwame Nkrumah’s significant achievements.

You can read Richard Ahiagbah’s full statement below:

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