Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh aka NAPO

Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has slammed the running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh for comparing President Akufo-Addo’s achievements to that of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle described Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh’ aka Napo’s comparison as “a misguided and insulting affront to the legacy of Ghana’s founding father.”

During his unveiling in Kumasi on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, popularly called NAPO, asserted that no president, including Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has developed Ghana like President Akufo-Addo has done since 2017.

“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 has protected Ghana and moved the country forward like Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” NAPO said to a thunderous applause.

But Hon.Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah in a Facebook post strongly disagreed with Napo’s position which he described as unfounded, adding that Kwame Nkrumah’s achievements are unparalleled.

“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 questioned the audacity of NAPO’s attempt to disparage Nkrumah’s legacy while highlighting some of the achievements in National and the Ashanti Region carried out by Ghana’s first President.

He chided President Akufo-Addo for his appalling actions that have left Ghana in a state of financial disarray.

“Is Mathew Opoku Prempeh strangely suggesting that Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration, which has plunged the country into economic turmoil through unprecedented borrowing, debt distress, stinking corruption, and ineffective leadership, is somehow superior to the transformative leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah that propelled Ghana into a new era of development and progress?

“Under Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s visionary leadership, Ghana emerged as a beacon of hope and a shining star in Africa, setting an example for other nations to follow. Regrettably, Ghana has now become a laughing stock owing to the abysmal performance of the Akufo Addo-Bawumia-led government.”

He urged NAPO to render a public apology for attempting to rewrite Ghana’s history and undermine the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah.

“NAPO must retract his statement and apologize for his attempt to mischievously rewrite history. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s legacy is sacrosanct, and any attempt to downgrade it will be met with fierce resistance.

“The people of Ghana will not tolerate any attempt to distort the country’s history and undermine the legacy of its founding father. The undying legacy of the African of the Millennium and global icon, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, will forever be protected and not allowed to be distorted and undermined.”

Source: Kasapafmonline.com