The independence struggle saw great activity and the emergence of great leaders from both sides of the political divide. Where are the Heirs to Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba?
Kwame Nkrumah became the undisputed poster child of the great independence struggle crisscrossing this country and giving speeches to inspire and lead.
Lumumba played a similar role; writing letters and speeches and even advising Nkrumah to name the new nation after Old Ghana.
Today, what do we have? A presidents who calls the slimmest of victory margins emphatic and an opposition leader of indecisive candour.
So, I ask where are the heirs to Nkrumah and Lumumba? Where is the great opposition furnace in which Nkrumah’s heir must be forged? Lumumba was to Nkrumah what William Gladstone was to Benjamin Disreali.
Is Otutubrofo I able to lace the shoes of Lumumba? Is our communication commando cum choboi cheerleader able to lead as Nkrumah did?
I think not.
So, I ask again; where are the heirs to Nkrumah and Lumumba?
Black Colonization. But Welbeck had gone too far. President Kasavubu announced bluntly that Welbeck was a liar (“Lumumba was fired and he stays fired!”), and the enraged Colonel Mobutu replied with a demand that all Ghanaian troops in the U.N. force get out of the Congo and take their Guinean friends with them. From now on, Kasavubu added in a pointed reference to Lumumba, all foreigners should deal only with the new 28-man High Commission Mobutu had installed as temporary rulers of the Congo. The High Commissioners themselves called a press conference to criticize Nkrumah’s efforts to steer Lu mumba: “We denounce colonization of African countries by Africans!” shouted one Commissioner.