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Independence History Mike Oquaye says Nkrumah is not "the founder" of Ghana

Prof. Oquaye, an avowed critic of Nkrumah's human rights record, also criticised the education curriculum which credit Nkrumah as the founder of Ghana.

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The Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Oquaye says it is "false" to say Dr Kwame Nkrumah founded Ghana, stoking another row over Ghana's political history.

Prof. Oquaye, an 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).

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“We are not searching apparently about anything including our GDP, Tema Oil Refinery debts, vital statistics that are simple to ascertain in many parts of the world. And this has been an unfortunate part of our history so much so that, today we celebrate one founding father which is palpable false, we have founding fathers," he said.

"I’ll like to see Nkrumah celebrated by way of a holiday in his honour as the first President. A president who had a lot of vision in terms of education, health, African unity and so many areas of our national development but definitely not as the founder of this nation because it is palpably false,” he added.

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

"Anything you can say against Nkrumah, you say it, but as long as Ghana lives and Africa lives, he will be greater and greater still," Chairman of the CPP, Professor Edmund Delle, told Citi FM. “It is their opinion, they want founders we have decided on founder; the greatest African that has ever lived.”

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