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Nana Akufo-Addo was a prominent CPP member-Kwesi Pratt

Category : Politics | Sub Category : News

The Managing Editor of The Insight, newspaper has revealed that the current president and the leader of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP); Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was a prominent member of the now struggling Convention People’s Party (CPP).

The Managing Editor who is also a social commentator made this revelation discussing the seventieth-anniversary celebrations of the CPP on the show 'Good Morning Ghana' hosted by Randy Abbey on Accra-based Metro TV.

According to Mr. Kwesi Pratt, the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo personally told him that he (Nana Addo) had his name on the list of people to be arrested when the 1966 coup that toppled the reign of the founder of the CPP and Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah occurred.

'The president told me he had his name on the list of the supporters of the CPP, when the coup occurred in the year 1966 he said on the show.

He added that the current president was able to escape the arrest because of the role and status of his late father, Edward Akufo-Addo, who was onetime the Chief Justice and ceremonial president of the country.

He explained that today people who believed in the CPP then are the very people who are denigrating the CPP as a political party since the advent of the 1992 Constitutional dispensation.

He said since 1992 multi-party regime, there has been a conscious effort by some political activists to see the CPP fragmented and this has been so.