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General News of Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Nana Addo is a puppet, not Ghana's president - Ernesto Yeboah

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Leader of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah, has posited that there is no president in Ghana who has exhibited strong leadership skills like revolutionary leader, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

According to him, both past and present political leaders are puppets and have always danced to the tune of developed countries.

Picking on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the controversial activist stated that he (Akufo-Addo) has done the country no good by being, what he referred to as, a puppet to counterparts in the Western world.

“Nana Addo is a puppet. Nana Addo is technically the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. If you would want to look at it in terms of the signing of the Ghana-US military part where a US citizen can shoot and kill any of us here and nothing happens, where our laws cease on them. They can do whatever they want and even use our space as launching spaces to launch missiles from Ghana and bomb other African nations irrespective of what relations we have with those African nations.”

The first president and Prime Minister of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah is known to be the leading pioneer for Ghana’s independence hence has a day set aside to be celebrated all over the world.

However, government opined that Nkrumah was not the only one to fight for Ghana’s independence but others such as members of the big six - Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey, and William Ofori Atta - also played a part.

Akufo-Addo’s regime has implemented a change in date, August 4th, which commemorates all members of the big six and other founding fathers of Ghana.

21st September which used to be Founder's Day is now Nkrumah Memorial Day.

Ernesto Yeboah indicated that although he was inspired by Kwame Nkrumah’s achievements, he was bothered with how the nation's first president is currently being celebrated.

“We do not care how this government chooses to celebrate Founder’s Day but what we know is that Nkrumah is fearless, and we continue to take inspiration from his leadership.”

He further expressed that he found solace in Dr Nkrumah’s passion for self-governance by encouraging a united Africa which credits his vindication.

“We find the vindication in Nkrumah when he, in 1963, called on Africa to unite and talked about what will befall us if we did not unite. And we are facing it today.”

The EFL Convener added, “So we don’t care how the current puppets of Africa see Kwame Nkrumah. We know that Nkrumah is deeply entrenched in our hearts”.