The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah, has said the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) did not attain independence for Ghana.
Rather, he said it took the tact and drive of Dr Kwame Nkrumah to unite Ghana for independence. Mr Mornah told the Daily Graphic that the United Party (UP) should rather thank Dr Nkrumah for introducing the “Avoidance of Discrimination Act” which went a long way in the formation of the UP.
“We could not grow the country on the basis of discrimination where one political party belonged to the Ashanti and the other Northern. This brought about the formation of UP,” he asserted.
Mr Mornah was reacting to a lecture delivered by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, to mark the 70th anniversary of the UGCC that Dr Kwame Nkrumah could not be credited to be the sole founder father of Ghana, since the struggle for independence was started by other prominent Ghanaians.
It was on the theme: 4th August; Ghana’s Day of Destiny.