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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pratt: “Nkrumah Is The Most Popular Black Man in Africa”

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is perhaps no stranger to accolades. As throughout his life, he had received rave reviews and been showered with eulogies.
However, this latest encomium by no less a person than Kwesi Pratt Jnr., a CPP activist, is sure to cause a stir and illicit some uproar.

The social commentator has describe Nkrumah as the “most popular black person in Africa.” According to him, Dr. Nkrumah is without doubt, one of the most influential socialist thinkers in the world. He also equated Nkrumah to the likes of some leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers like Karl Marx and Lenin.

“Even non-Nkrumaists acknowledge his significance. Osagyefuo Kwame Nkrumah is the most popular black person in Africa. Nkrumah is still the largest looming figure in Ghanaian politics. There’s no politician in Ghana like Osagyefuo Nkrumah… when the names of people who have positively affected society are recalled, Nkrumah is part. He is cast in the stature of Lenin, Karl Marx,” he said on PEACEFM.

Mr Pratt was unequivocal when he said that current happenings within the Convention Peoples Party and the Peoples National Convention, are not a dent on the legacies of Ghana’s first President.

“Nkrumah’s legacy cannot be limited to only the CPP and the PNC. What Osagyefuo left behind is confidence…the confidence of the black man in himself, self-esteem…that we can do it, that we’re not slaves and cannot be slaves. That is the biggest legacy of Nkrumah and not an organization,” he stressed.

Mr Pratt, who is also one of the members of the planning committee of Nkrumah’s centenary celebrations, pointed out that there are a considerable number of people who feign some desirable or publicly approved attitude of Nkrumaism, but are not true Nkrumaists.

“Just like Christianity, it’s not everyone who says Lord, Lord will go to Heaven. It’s not everyone who prays in tongues who believes in God…so it is with Nkrumah’s works. There are many people in Ghana who say they believe in Nkrumah, but they are being fanciful. They’ve no belief in the works and ideals of Osagyefuo Dr Kwame Nkrumah,” he intoned.
Source: Kwadwo Asante/Peacefmonline

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