In accordance to him, the independence struggle was not championed by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on your own and the glory of independence could hence not be attributed to him by itself.
He stated that the attainment of Ghana’s independence on March 6, 1957, was designed feasible mainly because of the collective solve and relentless exertion of quite a few entrance-liners who laid down their lives to liberate the masses.
Speaking at a lecture to commemorate the 2nd Founders’ Working day anniversary in Accra Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Prof. Oquaye mentioned though Dr. Nkrumah “performed a major section in the wrestle for independence” and could be honoured with a holiday, “but it are not able to be Founder’s Day.”
Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament
Prof Mike Oquaye also condemned the latest record curriculum which credited Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as a founder of independent Ghana and explained it was deceptive.
“The road to independence might be mapped in 5 major eras – 1844 – 73 1873 – 97 1900 – 24 1925 – 45 1946 – 57 all with excellent patriots who chalked a golden pathway.
“Nkrumah did not by itself compose the classical sonata and constitute the orchestra which sang Ghana’s clarion get in touch with to independence in sweet melody, all in two months! The fathers of the country ended up there already,” he pressured.
“They incorporated Paa Grant, J.B. Danquah, Akufo-Addo, Ako Adjei, Obetsebi Lamptey, and William Ofori-Atta. It desires to be emphasised – something existed just before Nkrumah was invited to come and enable,” he added.