The Convention People’s Party, CPP, has called on former President John Agyekum Kufuor to stop his current propaganda aimed at demonizing Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who he accused of creating a unitary state that does allow diverse ideologies.
The former President had stated this at a meeting of the International Democratic Union, an association of right-wing political parties across the world, adding that Nkrumah built a prison purposely for political opponents and that democracy was virtually killed and the hitherto unseen and unknown levels of poverty in the country led to the 1966 coup d’état.
However, in a swift reaction, the CPP described the former President’s comments as “half-truths, twisted logic and a rendition of pedestrian understanding of the country’s political history.’’
The CPP, in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Prof. Edmund N. Delle, noted that though as a Ghanaian, former president Kufuor was within his rights to comment on the political history of Ghana, the comments were quite unfortunate and sad and that as a citizen and former President, ‘’he goes down a lane of propaganda, half-truths, twisted logic and a rendition of a pedestrian understanding of our history in front of foreigners.”
Continuing, the CPP pointed out that political violence was introduced into Ghana by a tribal group, the National Liberation’s Movement which metamorphosed into the United Party, UP, to which Kufuor himself belonged.
‘’We the members of the CPP are not really surprised, the New Patriotic Party NPP and its antecedence of UP, the Progress Party, and their other surrogates have never changed or hidden their contempt for the people of this country.
“If it is not them, then it is no one and nothing good could, have been or can be done by anyone else”, the party said.