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Politics of Thursday, 28 May 2020


Kume Preko: Kweku Baako tells his side of the story

President Akufo-Addo and Kweku Baako Jnr greet each other with their elbow play videoPresident Akufo-Addo and Kweku Baako Jnr greet each other with their elbow

Kweku Baako Jnr says even though some members may have told the 'Kume Preko' story, it may not be the 'full story'.

The Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper who was one of the leading members of 'Kume Preko' demonstration said comments made by the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr and others may be 'largely true' but there is more to be added because "no one person can tell the full story".

"You may have gaps with what Kwesi or Tarzan (Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey) have said; largely true but it's not the full story . . . that is why anybody who is telling the story must have minutes and other records," he added.

Akufo-Addo spokesperson

Kweku Baako has spoken against some distortions in the media which indicates that President Akufo-Addo was the Chairman of Kume Preko, (a group called Alliance for Change, in the run-up to the mammoth anti-government protests, “Kume Preko” in 1995).

According to him, it is never true that President Akufo-Addo was the Chairman and that at a meeting to mark the 25th anniversary, he got up to quickly make that correction.

"Nana Akufo-Addo was known as the Spokesperson of the Alliance for Change and not the Chairman and so I don't know where the distortion is coming from," he said.

He further narrated how former President Kufuor lost his gold watch.

Listen to him in the video below