General News of Friday, 4 August 2017
The Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kwaku Baako Jnr has stated that Kwame Nkrumah won the 1960 election defeating his bitter rival Dr. JB Danquah.
Contrary to claims by Mr Otchere that Ghana’s first president Dr Kwame Nkrumah never won any Presidential election in the country, Mr Baako says the first president did not only win a presidential election, he defeated his biggest rival at the time, JB Danquah in the April 27, 1960, Presidential election.
Mr Otchere in a mini-debate with Managing Editor of Insight newspaper Kwesi Pratt Jnr on an Accra-based radio station Thursday said one of the misconceptions taught at the universities is that Dr Nkrumah was voted for, as a President.
The remark by Paul Adom Otchere has taken social media especially Facebook by storm, with critics taking him on for what they claim is a “historical blunder.”
Reacting to Mr Otchere’s claim on Facebook, Mr Baako wrote: “Dr. Nkrumah won the April 27, 1960 Presidential elections between him and Dr. Danquah which was held alongside the Referendum which resulted in Ghana becoming a Republic on July 1, 1960.”
The seasoned journalist said the historical blunder made by the Good Evening Ghana host was avoidable.