A deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has hit back at the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, describing him as a liar who wants to distort facts to re-write the history of Ghana.
On Friday, August 5, 2017, the Speaker courted controversy when he stated that Dr Kwame Nkrumah cannot be credited to be the sole founding father of Ghana since the struggles for independence were started by other prominent Ghanaians.
He also cited the NDC for being responsible for the destruction of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), a political party on whose platform Dr Kwame Nkrumah stood to gain independence for the country.
Prof. Michael Oquaye was delivering a lecture on the 70th anniversary of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in Accra.
The lecture was held on the theme: “4th August; Ghana’s Day of Destiny”.
It was attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, the Chief Justice, Ms Justice Sophia Akuffo, Ministers of State, Members of Parliament (MPs), Members of the Diplomatic Corps, traditional and religious leaders, captains of industry and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
But Anyidoho who could not contain the comments of the Speaker said history can never be distorted when the facts are there for everyone to ascertain for himself or herself.
Prof. Michael Oquaye, he noted, is a liar knowing very well that it was his own people in the UP Tradition that supported the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of America to overthrow Kwame Nkrumah via the bloody 1966 coup.
“Is it not the traitorous Progress Party (PP) Government of Kofi Abrefa Busia and Edward Akufo-Addo, which outlawed the CPP and made it a crime to belong to the CPP? Was it not the traitorous PP Government that sponsored its goon squads (the forebears of the Invisible/Delta Forces), to destroy all Kwame Nkrumah’s status after the 1966 coup? Was it not the traitorous PP Government that destroyed all the Industries set up by Kwame Nkrumah? Is it not a fact that it is the traitorous PP that destroyed the Development Agenda of the great Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and has resulted in Ghana still struggling to find its feet? Anyway, the NPP is full of liars and so why should I be surprised that Papa Ajasco [Prof. Oquaye] is also one of the liars?” he noted in an article posted on his WordPress page.
He added “It is common knowledge that it is the deep hatred for Nkrumah by the UP Tradition that is making the Akufo-Addo led NPP, engage in these senseless attempts to re-write the history of Ghana and make J.B. Danquah look more important than Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Torfiakwa!!!!”
Continuing, Anyidoho said never should any meaningful Ghanaian kowtow to attempts by the NPP to re-write history, stressing that “Kwame Nkrumah is the Founder of Ghana” and the Speaker’s attempt to change that fact will “surely pan him out as the most disgraceful Speaker of Ghana’s democratic dispensation.”
Source: kasapa online