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CPP remembers Kwame Nkrumah 48 years on

The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) recalls the outstanding contributions of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah 48 years after his death.

It said the first President of Ghana died as a man of the world.

A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr, Acting General Secretary of the CPP, said some 48 years ago, the man described in 1958 as the Voice of Africa and voted the “Man of the Millennium” at the turn of the millennium died in Romania.

He was truly a Universalist who believed in humanity.

The statement said Osagyefo's death came after more than six years of agony in exile following his illegal overthrow in a callous coup d’état on February 24, 1966 provoked by treachery, jealousy, greed, ignorance, corruption and deception.

"Yet he never gave up on the cause of freeing humanity of the callous legacy of imperialism – colonialism and plunder of chronic capitalism," it said.

The statement said he committed himself to a worthy cause, committing his thoughts and knowledge to authoring revolutionary writings.

It said the leadership legacies and prophecies so fulfilled to near perfection today leaves us wondering why Ghana and Africa did not behold who this gem was in his life time.

"The torch he lit continues to burn aloft amidst a people whose selfish desires have deadened our sense to repentance," it said.

The statement said COVID-19 having exposed our nation to the hypocrisy, self-hate and lies we live, additionally reminds us of Nkrumah’s all-encompassing national development plan equitably distributing resources for the benefit of all.

'His unrelenting investment in research, science and technology have been vindicated," it said.

The statement said after 63 years of independence the best tribute Ghana can pay to our Founder is to move the people in a direction of inclusion and oneness.

It said as a nation, we must eschew divisiveness, seeming creeping of tribalism, treachery, dishonesty, corruption and chicanery which combine to retrogress us.

"Rest, Osagyefo rest. And as you rest, May God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong. You lived and died as a man – courage and dignity were your hallmarks as the visionary leader of a people - *Man of the Millennium*, gladly established even in death", it said.

Source: GNA

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