General News of Fri, 11 Nov 201626
Mahama a doomed immitation of Nkrumah – Greenstreet
The presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet, has described as calculated political mischief the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its Flagbearer, President John Mahama’s constant association with Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
According to Mr. Greenstreet, the ruling NDC was deceiving Ghanaians by using the name of Ghana’s founder to gain popularity.
Speaking at Ehiamenkyene in the Eastern Region where he is currently touring, the CPP Flagbearer said, “NDC, which is claiming to be Kwame Nkrumah’s party has signed economic partnership agreements and these economic partnership agreements will always make sure that we are slaves in our own country.”
“If NDC comes to tell you that they are for Kwame Nkrumah, I want to tell you that they are replica. And you know when you but something that is a replica, within a short time, the replica thing will spoil,” he implored the electorate.
“So I am pleading with you that it is only the Convention People’s Party, Kwame Nkrumah’s party, which can rescue you and the fate of all Ghanaians come December 7, 2016,” the CPP Flagbearer said.
NDC campaigning with Nkrumahism
Ahead of the 2016 polls, the NDC has held that it is the only political party living up to the legacy of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Nkrumah.
According to President Mahama, his party is undertaking developmental projects with foresight comparable to the visionary Dr. Nkrumah himself.
“Nkrumah was not ruling for that time. He was ruling for the future. All the work he was doing; Akosombo, the Motorway, the Tema Oil Refinery – up till today the Tema Oil Refinery that Nkrumah built for us, it is the refinery that is working and producing petroleum products,” Presidnet Mahama said in August on the campaign trail.
He also argued that the government, under his administration, has been able to embark on massive infrastructural developments across the length and breadth of the country like Dr. Nkrumah.