July 9, 2024 7:26 pm

‘You can’t use our holidays to build a legacy for your father’ – Captain Smart jabs Akufo-Addo

Captain Smart, host of Onua FM’s morning show, ‘Maakye’, has fired a salvoe on President Akufo-Addo for improvising a legacy for his late father “whose leadership as a head of state bequeathed nothing to the nation”. 

This follows the ‘Founders’ Founder’s Day’ scuffle which emanated  from president Akufo-Addo’s alteration of events commemorated on the two dates.

Speaking on the show Wednesday, September 1, 2021 –the birth month of the first president of the Republic  –Captain Smart, referred to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the nation’s founder, despite the debate that erupted somewhere 2017 when the changes came to fore.

President Akufo-Addo proposed a legislation to designate August 4 as Founders’ Day. Hitherto, the birthday of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, which is September 21, was observed as Founder’s Day until the changes made it to be observed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

The Convention People’s Party said  government’s decision to make August 4, the country’s Founders’ Day was a deliberate ploy to protect the ancestry of President Akufo-Addo, by adding his father, grand uncle and uncle as part of the founders of Ghana.

It is based on this that Captain Smart says irrespective of August 4, already celebrated as Founders’ Day, he still regards Nkrumah as the founder of Ghana.

“If your father did not leave a legacy, don’t use holidays to write a name for him,” he stated.

He also advised the youth who have ambitions to contest parliamentary seats in the 2024 polls to go ahead either as independent candidates or representative from any of the political parties.

“Watch out for a surprise come 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections. If you’re a youth and want to contest, come and see me, I’ll tell you what to do. If you want to go independent, go. If you want to join a political party, join,” he charged.

The fourth republic he noted “has always been a family and friends matter [and] Ghana is no more a family business.”

Source: Ghanasonline.com

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