Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" - Sekou Nkrumah

Professor Mike Oquaye has said that it is "false" to say that Dr Kwame Nkrumah founded Ghana, stoking another row over Ghana's political history.

The avowed critic of Nkrumah's human rights record, also criticised the education curriculum which credits Nkrumah as the founder of Ghana.

He was speaking at the screening of a documentary on the political history of Ghana produced by Paul Adom Otchere at the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA).

Some Ghanaians subsequently took to social media to express their acceptance or otherwise of the statement by the Speaker.

A lawyer, Francis Ontonyin made a comment on Facebook which many have described as sarcastic.

He wrote: "Rt Hon Speaker Mike Oquaye is the Founder of Ghana. Clap for him."

But the son of the late Nkrumah, in his response to the post, minced no words as he described the Speaker of parliament as “a big fool.”

Below is the Facebook post by Lawyer Francis Ontonyin and the comment by Sekou Nkrumah:

Sekou Nkrumah further indicated that “Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence and therefore he is the founder of modern Ghana!

“That is a fact. If some people want to shove "alternative facts" down the throats of Ghanaians they must be prepared for a serious political confrontation, and I can assure them a humiliating defeat in the court of public opinion!”

Meanwhile, the Convention People's Party (CPP) has pushed back hard against Prof. Oquaye’s comments, saying it will resist any attempt to rewrite Ghana's political history.

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