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Opinions of Sunday, 13 December 2015

Columnist: Thompson, Kofi

Has The Nkrumahist Political Movement Been Permanently Emasculated?

By Kofi Thompson

Has the Nkrumahist political movement been so penetrated and neutralised by neocolonialism's fifth column in Ghana, that it is now permanently emasculated?

That most ordinary people in Ghana, now clearly understand how beneficial the rule of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Convention People's Party (CPP) government actually was to ordinary people, in terms of their quality of life and the overall well-being of Ghanaian society, is no longer in doubt.

The question Nkrumahists must ponder over is: Why, when at a juncture of our history, when the failed sell-out-to-foreign-interests-and-their-local-lackeys neo-liberal policies pursued by both the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and New Patriotic Party (NPP) regimes, which have governed Ghana since the 4th Republic came into being, have finally awoken ordinary Ghanaians to the reality of Ghana's condition today, and they can now clearly see the sense in the transformative pro-Ghana policies of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's CPP government, is the Nkrumaist political movement still not united under the banner of their mother party, the CPP?

It is now pretty obvious to many independent-minded and patriotic Ghanaians that both the NDC and the NPP (two sides of the same debased counterfeit-coin-of-disaster) are beholden to the vested interests that fuel and benefit from the massive corruption that has turned our nation into a sharply divided one that exists mainly for the benefit of a powerful and selfish few with greedy ambitions - to paraphrase President Nkrumah of blessed memory.

Such Ghanaians understand that only the egalitarian pro-people and pro-Ghana policies of President Nkrumah, which enabled the sons and daughters of poor families from even the smallest hamlets to become lawyers, doctors, engineers, nurses, architects, etc., etc., who provided the expertise and leadership needed to power the transformation of Ghana, are what will save the Ghana of today.

The truth of the matter, is that it is only a united Nkrumahist front, under the banner of Nkrumah's original party, the CPP, which can form a government capable of rescuing Mother Ghana from the clutches of the Tammany-Hall-Boss-Tweed-style NDC/NPP politicians, whose hidden agenda, is to transfer what belongs to all Ghanaians and should therefore benefit each social strata in Ghanaian society, equally, into the hands of a few powerful people.

One's prayer, is that at a time when our homeland Ghana desperately needs a government that puts the national interest ahead of party advantage, and promotes the welfare of ordinary people at all material times, necolonialism's fifth columnists who have penetrated the Nkrumahist movement, and are preventing the merger of the People's National Convention (PNC), the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), the Progressive People's Party (PPP), and the CPP, will no longer be able to stall a merger of all the Nkrumahist parties in Ghana, under the banner of their mother party, Nkrumah's CPP.