CPP MARKS 50 YEARS OF NKRUMAH OVERTHROW

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Dr Kwame Nkrumah

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has
marked the 50th anniversary of the overthrow
of Dr Kwame Nkrumah with a call on the youth
to support the party and begin a process that
can bring about a just society where resources
will be distributed equitably to every Ghanaian
The 50-year anniversary was under the theme:
‘50 Years Later, From Miracle to Crisis to
Recovery’.
Speaking to Class News’ Parker Wilson at the
ceremony, Director of Communications for the
CPP Kadir Abdul Rauf Issifu said they chose the
theme because under Nkrumah, Ghana was
able to experience economic miracles, adding
that since the overthrow of the CPP, the
country has struggled to find its feet.
According to him, it is only a CPP government
that can renew the process of bringing a just
and democratic society in which the resources
of the economy will be distributed in an equal
manner.
He said 24 February every year marked a sad
day because after the overthrow of Nkrumah
by the military, the country had not been able
to recover.
He stressed that the achievements of the CPP
were supreme and have not been equalled by
any political party in anyway.
“So it is an opportunity for us to tout our
achievements once again and also to encourage
and challenge the youth of Ghana to come out
in their numbers and support the CPP, so that
we can begin a process that can bring about a
just society, a society where our resources will
be distributed, so that every Ghanaian will
benefit,” Mr Issifu said.
According to him, one of the problems facing
the country is the unequal distribution of
resources.
“One of the banes of the country is unfair and
unequal distribution of national wealth. You
will find that the wealth of Ghana is deeply
concentrated in the hands of a select few and
majority find themselves in the towering pits of
hopelessness and despair,” he bemoaned.
Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to
independence from Britain in 1957 served as
Ghana’s first Prime Minister and president
under the CPP government.
In February 1966, while on a state visit to
North Vietnam and China, his government was
overthrown in a military coup led by
Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka and the National
Liberation Council.
The CPP has since not been able to win power
since Ghana returned to constitutional rule in
1992.

Source : classfmonline

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