Son of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah says he is fascinated by the recent love story between the ruling National

Dr. Sekou Nkrumah

Democratic Congress (NDC) and his late father Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Sekou could not fathom why the Mills-led government espouses the Nkrumaist ideology and celebrates his (Nkrumah) legacy at the expense of their party founder, former President Jerry John Rawlings.

The Mills-led NDC in fulfillment of its 2008 electioneering campaign promises has made September 21 – the birthday of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah – a national holiday after a centenary celebration of the life and works of Dr. Nkrumah.

The NDC believes there is the need to remember Ghana’s first President who fought selflessly for the emancipation and independence of not only Ghana but for the total liberation of the African continent.

Some bigwigs of the government have openly declared that they are Nkrumaist while others trace their roots to the Convention Peoples Party (CPP).

Notable amongst them are President John Evans Atta Mills, Vice President John Mahama, the Awhoi brothers, Dr. Obed Asamoah among others.

But some critics argued that the Mills-led administration has abandoned the NDC’s social democratic ideology based on probity and accountability in pursuit of the Nkrumaist ideology.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah said government cannot pretend to like Nkrumah when the action and inaction of some NDC gurus in the past has contributed to the downfall of Osagyefo’s CPP.

He recounted how NDC party founder, former President Rawlings overthrew the Peoples National Convention (PNC) government, the direct offspring of the CPP led by Dr. Hilla Limann in the 1981 coup.

Sekou Nkrumah said prior to the formation of the NDC in 1992, the massive defection of members from the CPP to the NDC also contributed to the difficulties the CPP is facing now as a party.

“In 1992 when the NDC was formed, people like (Rtd) Captain Kojo Tsikata, Kojo Botuo (and others) made sure Nkrumah’s party was destroyed to build the NDC into the force it is now,” he asserted.

Dr. Sekou who has been in the news for accusing President Mills of dividing the Nkrumah family urged members of the ruling government who believed in the Nkrumaist agenda to rather join the CPP to rebuild the party.

“If they are so much in love with Nkrumah; why don’t they leave the NDC and join CPP” Sekou said.

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