General News of Monday, 9 February 2015
The flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo was an active member of the Convention People’s Party; Social Commentator Kwesi Pratt Junior has revealed.
According to Pratt, Akufo-Addo personally told him of his CPP connections, some years back.
“I have known Akufo-Addo very well and I have had several conversations with him.
“In one of those conversations, he told me that one February 24, 1966; his name was on the list of the CPP activists who were to be arrested and the only reason why he was not detained was the fact of his father being key in the events of those days.
“And I’m sure Nana himself will confirm this, because he’s told this story to many of us,” Pratt stated on Radio Gold’s ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’ Saturday.
He continued: “Be that as it may, if until February 24, 1966, Nana Akufo-Addo was active in the CPP, then all the things that he complains about are complaints of himself”.
In the opinion of the managing editor of the Insight Newspaper, claims by members of the NPP that Ghana’s first President and founder of the CPP, Dr Kwame Nkrumah had a hand in the death of Dr JB Danquah, who was one of the founding fathers of the opposition party, are exaggerated and mostly distorted.