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Nkrumaists mark “Founder’s Day” holiday with mixed emotions

Emotions swept the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Mausoleum in Accra on Monday, when the leadership of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), tearfully prayed for absolution on the tomb of their ancestor on his 111th anniversary.

Presidential Candidate of the CPP, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the party’s Chair Leader Nana Akosua Sarpong Kumankumah, and General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantuah, Elders and party faithful gathered around the tombstone at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra to pay homage.

After the Chair and Leader had led the procession to the tomb, she led the celebrants in to place the flowers she distributed, and invoked the spirit of selflessness and dedication the founding President of Ghana exhibited, urging all to go by that commitment to bring victory to the party at the next general elections.

She said a vote for the two major parties- the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)- is a wasted vote as the two had put up a poor show in the 28 years of Ghana’s Fourth Republic.

It is only when one votes for the CPP that one has voted for one’s self to ensure that the CPP brings the needed accelerated development to Ghanaians, she said.

CPP Flagbearer Ivor Greenstreet sent a caution to the two major parties that the CPP would give them an epileptic shock at the next elections.

The celebrants then sang Happy Birthday to the First President and Prime Minister of Ghana, and later sang party songs such as “ There’s Victory for Us in the Name of CPP”, “Forward Ever, Backwards Never”

Nana Jantuah’s prayer acknowledged the ills committed against Nkrumah, and declared that “whatever we did, we did not know. So forgive us.”

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