No matter how you look at it, Nkrumah has played a major role in Ghana we enjoy today. Though there is a school of thought from a section of the Ghanaian public that Nkrumah became power-drunk when he won self-government for the nation by focusing more on becoming the president of a United Africa and making is the party, the Convention People's Party the only legitimate party in Ghana at the expense of the development of Ghana, his struggle to gain independence for the country is never in doubt. The massive transformation the country enjoyed under his tenure is also so glaring in over fifty years after his rule. Nkrumah's name shall always remain in the history books of Ghana. To honor and celebrate his heroics towards the liberation of the nation from colonial rule, today, September 21 is set as a holiday.
The day marks the birthday day of Kwame Nkrumah who was born on September 21, 1909. Politicians, the clergy, traditional authorities, and the public at large seize the opportunity to eulogize the iconic state man whose achievements transcend the borders of Ghana.
To celebrate Nkrumah, the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, eulogized him by quoting one of the powerful speeches made by the first president of the land through his Facebook account.
Ghanaians who think the former president exhibits traits of Nkrumah and as such should be given a second chance took to his comments section to praise him and pray he comes back to power.
However, some netizens think the former president could not emulate the feet of Nkrumah when he had the opportunity, and besides to them, he is riding on the back of the Nkrumah Memorial Day to score political points. They also expressed their displeasure about the message.
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