Ghanaians were not pleased with an Independence Day post shared by President Akufo-Addo where Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah was ignored.
These individuals were not pleased with the caption of the President’s post where he used the personal pronoun [We] instead of just acknowledging Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah for leading the fight for Ghana’s independence.
The President’s post read:
64 years ago, we freed our nation, Ghana, from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. We were the first nation, in colonial Africa, to gain our independence from the colonial power, and, thus, became the torchbearer of the struggle for the liberation of the African continent.
64 years ago, we freed our nation, Ghana, from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. We were the first nation, in colonial Africa, to gain our independence from the colonial power, and, thus, became the torchbearer of the struggle for liberation of the African continent. pic.twitter.com/oFqnbhnm5J
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 6, 2021
Many believe the President was not ready to acknowledge the founding fathers of Ghana especially when Kwame Nkrumah is in the mix. For others, the President believes his relatives were in the battle for independence thus the glory can not be given to an individual.
From the amendment of holidays to the institutionalization of J.B Danquah, many beleive President Akufo-Addo is trying to change Ghana’as history by imposing his uncle as the founder of Ghana.
Is the President trying to erase the name of Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana’s history? The comments below provide answers.
Very funny caption. https://t.co/NYJn1j4DHP
— Mr Aforlabi (@strivehardest) March 7, 2021
You and who freed ‘our Nation’ ???? https://t.co/koHjJCSNIX
— STREETWISE✝️🇬🇭 (@BvoOfficial) March 7, 2021
You and who did the freeing?? https://t.co/7CGjKw9uQA
— A (@april_yulya) March 6, 2021
How old were you in 57? https://t.co/nz3ObOBrYu
— Kwame Duku✌🏾🇵🇸💪🏾 (@ObedAndoh9) March 7, 2021
You and who freed this nation? When you traitor uncles and fathers were scheming with the CIA to bring Nkrumah down. https://t.co/niLt5jDAte
— YoungDemocrat (@SayNoToNPP) March 6, 2021
See mumu you forgotten that the people you're forcing to put their names in Ghanas history books were there very people opposing Nkrumah's vision. Siaaaa say you , Jean mensah and your abonkeley judges freedom. God punished for saying this https://t.co/sL6luhHeVl
— Jeed (@Jeed90569774) March 6, 2021
Guy man say we freed ooo… 🤣 I mean he den who…. Ino be en father dems n Co Wey come destroy Nkrumah en name? https://t.co/Bo7stiRfKB
— Paa_Solo 👑 (@King_Qay) March 6, 2021