Open Letter To All Those Anti-Nkrumahists

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 Source: Sangaparee, Clement


I felt the mental anguish of being accused and villified for NO APPARENT REASON apart from SPEAKING THE BITTER TRUTH.

This writer was a Young Pioneer secretary from 1963-1966 and I know what the once mighty CPP stood for and what that great party led by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah did for Ghana before he was violently over thrown by Ghana’s Number one traitors namely General E. K. Kotoka and Brigadier Afrifa on 24th February, 1966, so when I decide to write about Ghana’s political history, I don’t need to refer to anybody’s false history books that were written by the late Prof. Adu Boahen and Mr. F. K. Buah both bias historians who wrote history books about Ghana without ANY REFERENCE to the role of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of blessed memory. How can this ever be possible? Well, a fool remains a fool whether he goes to University or not and he will eventually die one day still a fool and buried with his foolishness. Today, every part of the late Dr. Nkrumah has a political party in Ghana that exist in name just because every so-called leader wants to become Ghana’s president and they feel too big to come together, some of us see their behaviours as dirty power struggles, selfishness, lack of commitment and patriotism, extreme greed, disloyalty and a complete mockery of the great Nkrumahist tradition whose great achievements are still visible today 2009 and beyond. One of these so-called Nkrumahist parties organised its National Delegates Conference in Kumasi and it was attended by 45 delegates nation wide including Journalists who were not even card bearing members of that party, and yet when the presidential candidate was interviewed by the media about his chances of winning the 2008 presidential elections, and whether he could defeat the NPP and the NDC, this political comedian quickly retorted that “He will crash them All” meaning that he will defeat both the NPP and NDC convincingly with a wide margin. Can you defeat these two great parties with 45 delegates including those journalists who are not even your party members? If this is not a mockery of the CPP tradition, then I don’t know what it is at all.

All those political parties claiming to belong to the CPP are full of professional opportunists, boot lickers, non-committed party members while the party’s leaders does not have the funds to put up CPP offices throughout the country. Why can’t you come together at all? This can never happen because everybody wants to become the flag bearer of the Nkrumalists tradition and continue to face the long cameras of journalists, National TV, TV3, Metro TV and what nots only to score zero or grab one seat in parliament for one of the so-called Nkrumahists parties, Nonsense, Dr. Nkrumah as I know him, will be turning in his grave and would have taken a long cane to flush out the leaders of his great CPP tradition if he were alive. Dr. Nkrumah trusted the young pioneers just like the way Jerry Rawlings trusted his former cadres of the revolution. Some of us took pictures with him and shared jokes with him in his life time, for even though he was feared by some western countries and the bomb throwers of the UP tradition which is today’s NPP. He was a grass root politician because he once told us that he grew up from a village and went to school the hard way by doing odd jobs in America and once slept in a ghetto because one could not rent a room in the US unless you pair with somebody or you must be rich, I remember this was in 1965 in his address to the members of the Committee on Youth Organization (CYO). The Young Pioneers and the Verandah boys. Therefore if I volunteer to share my knowledge with Ghanaian Youth and those who did not know what the great CPP under Dr. Nkrumah did for Ghana and Ghanaians in particular and the remnants of those whose fathers bombed him several times in Accra and Kulungugu violently leading to his overthrow on 24th February 1966 and his final death now decide to insult me through the INTERNET, I do not fear my foes because only stones and sticks can break my bones but insulting me for speaking the TRUTH only encourages me to write more and more abut the Great African States man who never dies because he did not die with all members of his great Young Pioneer Movement that is the meaning of the slogan – Nkrumah never dies. Yes, He is dead and gone physically, but his Young Pioneers are still alive and one such person is John Evans Atta Mills current president of the Republic of Ghana and our current Vice President John Darimani Mahama’s father was also a Member of Parliament on the ticket of the great CPP and you see how he is working like a bull dozer through out Ghana? Therefore, has Nkrumah really died? = No, not at all. It is only a matter of time and the CPP will bounce back if only its leaders would unite and come together as one group.

If you lie to a child, you have abused the minds of many generations to come. Tell the child the truth……It is the ONLY WAY to set them free – In Ghana, the UP tradition which the NPP represent today hates the TRUTH and will never tell the youth the truth because if they should do it, their tribal grouping calling itself the NPP will NEVER win any general elections. If they should tell the bitter truth, then they would admit that the NPP is the originator of political violence in Ghana through its former leaders in the National Liberation Movement (NLM) where they embarked on ethnic cleansing in Kumasi and Kyebi and all Non-Ashantis were slaughtered like fowls for alleged supporting the CPP – Dr. Kwame Nkrumah could not set foot in Kumasi for 4 good years even though he was the Prime minister of Ghana because of insecurity since the NLM thugs were prepared to turn themselves into an Iraqi or Somali suicide bombers in their bid to eliminate Dr. Nkrumah by all means and at all costs damn the consequences, so if some NPP youth should say today that. Leaders of party ‘A’ or ‘B’ cannot set foot in Kumasi, they are referring to their past murderous and primitive political activities between 1951, 1954 and 1956 when Dr. Nkrumah’s mighty CPP swept the polls and formed the government – The more you insult me – The more I will write to educate those who did not know that those who actually crippled Ghana’s economy are persons from the Danquah / Busia tradition which the NPP represent today, you either take it or leave it, but it is the stubborn truth.


Dr. Nkrumah was not the person who signed it into law he only proposed the P.D.A. and sent it to parliament which approved it overwhelmingly and the then Governor General of Ghana signed it into law because of the numerous attempts on Dr. Nkrumah’s life by Dr. Busia’s red eyed tribal bigots in the NLM with their numerous bombs hidden under their big clothes and their briefcases disguising themselves as genuine businessmen, but were all bomb throwers right from Kulungugu, Kumasi, Accra and Takoradi.


I wish to inform and advise all those progressive members who genuinely want me to visit them in the U.K., U.S.A., Australia and Germany to lecture them on Dr. Nkrumah’s role in Ghana and Africa that they must all pass such requests through the offices of the ruling NDC General Secretary in Accra before I can make such a trip. They must accompany their requests with visas and return tickets and my party will easily release me to them otherwise I can’t help it because my NDC party is poor even though we have just formed the government with Professor Mills as President of the Republic of Ghana. I can therefore NOT leave Ghana without the knowledge and consent of the NDC top officers. Ex-President Kufuor and his ministers have emptied the coffers through extreme corruption with impunity. No single state in the world can make its actions legitimate in the eyes of others.

When power, especially military force is used to overthrow civilian governments, the world will consider it legitimate only when convinced that it is been used for the Right Purpose – for broadly shared aims in accordance with broadly accepted norms like the 31st December revolution in 1981 where both civilians and the military were involved. Cast your minds back to the violent overthrow of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah – He published a very simple book in simple English entitled “Neo-colonialism – the last stage of Imperialism – and the book provoked the U.S.A. to such an extent that its C.I.A and the British M 16 started their subversive activities undercover through the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service. It did not last long for them to get these two disgraced criminals in military uniform in the persons of Gen. Kotoka and Brigadier Afrifa who readily collected huge sums of U.S dollars because it was the C.I.A which sponsored and directed the 1966 coup to success and they cowardly did it in the absence of Dr. Nkrumah, by callously shooting the late Gen. Bawa at point blank range on his prayer mat to death in cold blood – America supported that coup and recognized the National Liberation Council (NLC) which Dr. Nkrumah described as the Notorious Liars Council – He was right. Some mock general elections were conducted in 1969 and power was handed over to Dr. Busia on a silver platter but on 13th January 1972, Col. Acheampong also overthrew Dr. Busia in a bloodless coup. America denounced and condemned Acheampong’s coup as well as the palace coup in July 1978. On June 4, 1979, Rawlings launched an uprising and the U.S. and Britain condemned it, especially after the execution of the eight Senior Military Officers and they never forgave Rawlings until the 31st December. Rawlings in 1981 – Rawlings survived more than 26 attempted coups before forming the NDC in 1992 to become a civilian president. You see, a GENOCIDE begins with the killing of one man, not for what he has done, but Who He Is. A campaign of ethnic cleansing begins with one neighbor turning on another with guns, machetes and clubs like it happened in Kumasi in 1954 – 1956 led by Dr. Busia and at Kyebi led by Dr. J. B. Danquah who both indulged in bloody ethnic cleansing exercises that led to be massacre of countless non Akans. Stand up for your right even if you are standing alone my father taught me so, Dr. Nkrumah taught me so Jerry Rawlings taught me so and I have taken all their rich advices, so I fear no FOE damn the consequences.



Clement Sangaparee

Municipal Organizer

United Cadres Front

Obuasi Branch

Ghana West Africa

E-mail clemensang@yahoo.com

Columnist: Sangaparee, Clement