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NAPO given 24 hours to apologise for Nkrumah-Akufo-Addo comparison

The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has demanded an apology from the running mate of flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh for the comparison he made between President Akufo-Addo and Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

During his unveiling at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi on July 9, the running mate to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said among other things that no president of Ghana has developed the country more than President Akufo-Addo, not even Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

“I can boldly say that if the history of Ghana is told from 1957, we have never had a president that has helped Ghana more than Nana Akufo-Addo. I mean from 1957, even including your Kwame Nkrumah, none of them has protected Ghana and developed the country more than Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said at his official unveiling event at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi on July 9, 2024.

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

Earlier, Dr Opoku Prempeh was introduced formally to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who happens to be his uncle. During that ceremony, the Asantehene cautioned his nephew to purge himself of the arrogant tag placed on him by his critics.

But in a statement reacting to this, the CPP said “The Convention People’s Party calls on the Honourable Minister, within 24 hours, to do the ‘Honourable’ thing for the sake of the Country’s image, and immediately resign from all Governmental and political positions, and issue an immediate apology and retraction.

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“Failing which the party calls on His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to withdraw the Hon. Minister from his position as Minister of Energy, and also calls on His Excellency Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to withdraw him as his Vice Presidential candidate, for the sake of the Country’s image, and its long term political and economic fortunes. Ghanaians and Nkrumaist’s worldwide, will have no choice but to hit the streets to register their displeasure if the above, or similar measures, are not immediately enforced within 24 hours.

“As the popular saying goes, “one who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off”, there is an election to be fought, albeit at the ballot box, and it would serve the sitting Government well to heed the voice of the people, lest their imminent electoral defeat becomes even worse than it is predicted to be

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