Sekou Nkrumah, the son of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has descended heavily on the current Speaker of Parliament Mike Oquaye.
GhanaGrio.com reported earlier on Mike Oquaye allegedly disputing the legitimacy of Dr. Nkrumah as the founder of Ghana.
Sekou took the comment section of a Facebook post by Francis Ontonyin, a lawyer to vent his anger at the comments made by the Speaker saying “he’s a big fool.”
He further posts on his page that “Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence and therefore he is the founder of modern Ghana! That is a fact. If some people want to shove” alternative facts” down the throats of Ghanaians they must be prepared for a serious political confrontation, and I can assure them a humiliating defeat in the court of public opinion.”
Last week, the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye described as palpable falsehood, claims that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah founded Independent Ghana.
He stated, “…today we celebrate one founding father which is palpable false, we have founding fathers.”
This comes on the back of recent intense public debate after President Akufo-Addo’s independence day speech where some critics felt the President made attempts at skewing the history of Ghana, a claim the government has flatly denied.
There’s been a long-standing debate in the country as to who really founded Ghana – as to whether it was done single-handedly or done as a group with some holding the opinion that all those who played a role towards our country’s independence must be mentioned other than narrowing it to only one person.
It is expected that this latest outburst from the son of the former president will reignite this long-standing debate.