Comparing Akufo-Addo To Nkrumah Is Insulting – Ellembelle MP Fires NAPO

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (left) and Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Source: Africa Publicity

The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle Constituency in the Western Region of Ghana, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has described as misguided and insulting, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh’s comparison of President Nana Akufo-Addo and late former President Kwame Nkrumah’s achievements.


According to him, Dr. Opoku Prempeh’s comparison is “a misguided and insulting affront to the legacy of Ghana’s founding father.”


On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, during his unveiling as running mate to New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Dr. Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as NAPO, says no President of Ghana, including Dr. Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana, has developed the country more than Akufo-Addo has done since 2017.


He stated that “Since independence from 1957 till today, we have not had any president that has helped Ghana like Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. I say from 1957 till today, you can bring your Kwame Nkrumah… no president who has protected Ghana and moved the country forward like Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” NAPO told a cheering crowd.


But the Deputy Minority Leader, however, posted on his Facebook page, expressing disagreement with NAPO, stating that Kwame Nkrumah’s legacy is unmatched and that such comparisons are unjust and illogical.



“Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s attempt to compare Nana Addo to Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah following his uninspiring outdooring as the running mate to the failed presidential candidate of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is a misguided and insulting affront to the legacy of Ghana’s founding father. Dr. Nkrumah’s unparalleled contributions to Ghana’s independence and development are undeniable, and any attempt to draw comparisons with Nana Addo is unjust and illogical.”


“Dr. Nkrumah’s vision, leadership, and progress are unmatched in Ghana’s history. Nkrumah’s legacy and accomplishments span across all regions in Ghana, with even Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s own Ashanti region benefiting greatly from his achievements and profound impact.”


Armah-Kofi Buah highlighted some of the projects Ghana’s first president executed in the Ashanti region and nationally and questioned the guts with which NAPO sought to denigrate Nkrumah’s legacy.

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