CPP demands Opoku Prempeh’s resignation over Nkrumah comparison

CPP demands Opoku Prempeh’s resignation over Nkrumah comparison

Accra, July 10, GNA – The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has called on its New Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, to resign from all political and government positions.

This statement was made when he was unveiled as the vice president of the NPP in Kumasi on Tuesday, comparing Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, discussing the contributions of both presidents to Ghana’s development.

The CPP, in a statement to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, demanded an unconditional apology from Dr. Prempeh for his comments which should be condemned by the party.

“This statement is so reprehensible and unbecoming of his status that even referring to it or publishing it anywhere, whether in print or electronically, is abhorrent and deserves to be deleted from all forums immediately.

“The Congress People’s Party demands the Honourable Minister to do something ‘Honourable’ for the image of the country within 24 hours, resign from all government and political posts immediately, apologize immediately and withdraw his words,” the statement said.

The CPP said it would hold a street protest if Dr. Prempeh did not resign or if the President did not remove him from his post as Minister of Energy.

The party stated that some political actors were trying to ignore the contributions of Dr. Nkrumah to Ghana and Africa, stressing that the virtues of Ghana’s first president must be preserved and respected.

“Almost thirty years after his death in 2000, he is still the winner of the Africa of the Millennium Award, a man who has a monument named after him in almost every country, and a name respected and recognized in every country and every history book on modern Ghana, Africa and the politics of liberation on the planet.

“This is an issue that should not be flogged like a dead horse; on the contrary, immediate, swift and effective action must be taken to correct an almost irreparable mistake and try to repair what remains of the national image that has already been terribly tarnished,” the party said.