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Napo didn’t communicate what he meant to say about Nkrumah – Fiifi Boafo

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Spokesperson for Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the running mate of New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Fiifi Boafo, has addressed the controversy surrounding NAPO’s recent comparison of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s achievements to those of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

In an interview on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem, Mr. Boafo defended NAPO’s remarks, describing them as a subjective opinion rather than a deliberate disrespect towards Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

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“It’s a subjective opinion. It was not his intention to disrespect Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. How you wish to communicate something does not always mean exactly what you wanted to say,” Mr. Boafo stressed.

NAPO, during his unveiling in Kumasi, had remarked that no President, including Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has developed Ghana as significantly as President Akufo-Addo.

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This statement drew criticism from various quarters, including former President John Mahama, who termed it as unfortunate.

Mr. Boafo clarified that NAPO’s comparison was not intended to compete with Nkrumah’s legacy but rather to highlight achievements within the current political context, focusing particularly on the contrast between the NPP and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

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“Nkrumah is not in any competition. Our focus is on Mahama and Bawumia. If there is any comparison, it should be between Jane Naana and NAPO on education,” Mr. Boafo emphasized.

He further explained that NAPO’s remarks were aimed at contrasting the policies and achievements of the NPP and the NDC, emphasizing that any mention of Nkrumah was incidental to this political comparison.

“The mention of Nkrumah was just a comparison, not made with any malice. He was referring to the NDC, as the NPP is competing with them, and not to concentrate on former President Nkrumah,” Mr. Boafo added.

The spokesperson concluded by asserting that NAPO’s statement should be viewed within the context of political discourse rather than as a deliberate attempt to undermine the legacy of Ghana’s first President.

He urged the public to consider the broader political implications and intentions behind NAPO’s remarks as the election season approaches.

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