The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Honorable Aaron Mike Oquaye has claimed that, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah wasn’t the sole founder of Ghana but he was rather an invite who was brought to aid the fight against British imperialism.
Professor Mike Ocquaye was speaking at the celebration of Founders Day which was held yesterday August 4. He said, “if any one tells you they [UGCC] did not win independence, and that it was after a certain arrival [Dr Nkrumah] that independence fell on the agenda, it was a palpable false.”
The speaker said the former Ghanaian leader who was famously known for liberating Ghana from colonial rule wasn’t around when the United Gold Coast Convention was inaugurated.
He said that Nkrumah only became a prominent part of the UGCC after its formation and can’t therefore be referred to as the founder of the country.
Many Ghanaians have accused the Akuffo-Addo government of trying to rewrite history and erase the name of Kwame Nkrumah from the history books after the government changed the date for the celebration of the founder, Kwame Nkrumah to August 4. The name was also changed from Founder’s Day to Founders Day.