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CPP issues 24-hour ultimatum to NAPO to withdraw Nkrumah comment

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has slammed Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for drawing comparisons between President Akufo-Addo’s achievements and those of the late President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

During his unveiling ceremony in Kumasi on Wednesday, July 9, Dr Opoku Prempeh asserted that President Akufo-Addo’s legacy surpasses that of the late Kwame Nkrumah, a claim the CPP vehemently disputes.

CPP in a statement dated Wednesday, July 10, described Dr Opoku Prempeh’s comment as “reprehensible and unbecoming of his stature”.

“A questioning or comparison of the contribution of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah to Ghana, Africa, and Humanity as a whole, is a moot question, dead on arrival, outmoded at birth.”

The Convention People’s Party issued a 24-hour ultimatum to Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh popularly known as NAPO to apologise and retract his statement, cautioning that if he fails to comply, they will appeal to President Akufo-Addo to relieve NAPO of his duties as Minister of Energy.

“The Convention People’s Party calls on the Honourable Minister, within 24 hours, to do the ‘Honourable’ thing for the sake of the Country’s image, and immediately resign from all Governmental and political positions, and issue an immediate apology and retraction.

“Failing which the party calls on His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to withdraw the Hon. Minister from his position as Minister of Energy, and also calls on His Excellency Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to withdraw him as his Vice Presidential candidate, for the sake of the Country’s image, and its long term political and economic fortunes.”

The CPP has demanded that NAPO’s statement be removed from the internet, dismissing the comparison as “dead on arrival”.

“The statement is so reprehensible and unbecoming of his stature that it is abhorrent to refer to it, or even publish it anywhere, whether print or electronic media and deserves to be immediately deleted from all forums.”


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