President Mills was a good man, not a great leader – Sekou Nkrumah

The son of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, Sekou Nkrumah has discounted claims that late President John Mills was a great leader.

Dr. Sekou Nkrumah who once headed the National Youth Authority rather described him as a good man.

Speaking on Joy FM’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, Saturday, he said, “we have heard remarks of people say Professor Mills was a great leader and honestly we don’t speak ill of the dead that is our culture, we respect that and I think we gave Prof the due respect but again it does mean that we should go out of our way to say things that are not true.”

“Professor Mills,” according to him, “can never be described as a great leader but [he] was I think a good person who severed his country well. He got caught in politics; he made the choice to accept to become a politician and had to play the game of politics, rose to the highest of the land.”

He said President Mills did not really have what it takes to be a leader because he was imposed on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Ghanaians in general.

“As I had pointed out long ago, he didn’t really have what it takes to be a leader because he didn’t go through a certain process to emerge naturally as a leader. He was imposed on his party, and therefore automatically on Ghana, and I think that is why there was a lot questions marks with the presidency,” he added.

Due to this, he, Sekou Nkrumah, “will be a hypocrite to call Professor Mills a great leader.”

In another development, the son of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah jabbed the state media for literary recognizing one Dr. Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah as a son of the late President.

Dr. Onsy Nkrumah, born on 17th March, 1957, went public early this year, claiming to be the product from an intimate relationship Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had with an Egyptian woman called Madam Isis Nashid.

The family of Ghana’s founding president in Nkroful, have reportedly accepted the man who is also known as “the lost son of Kwame Nkrumah”, whom they admired for refurbishing their family house.

However, the youngest of Dr. Nkrumah’s children, has consistently challenged the legitimacy of Onsy’s claim. Onsy was seemingly featured on GTV as well as Ghana News Agency reports, as one of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s children who joined the thousands of Ghanaians who congregated at the State House, to view the mortal remains of late President Mills while it was laid in state.

Speaking Saturday on news analysis programme News File on Joy News TV on Multi TV and broadcast on Joy Fm, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah took a swipe at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, particularly GTV and the Ghana News Agency, for giving prominence to “that guy who calls himself son of Nkrumah”.

“Anyone who wants to know the children of Kwame Nkrumah should go the Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, to see the names of the children Kwame Nkrumah had”, Sekou said.

He described the publicity Onsy has been enjoying ever since he broke his silence, as one of the several attempts by government through the media to propagative falsehood. – Joy News


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