Son of Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Nkrumah, has lashed out at Joshua Attoh Quarshie for denting the image of his father following allegations he made during an interview on Citi TV.
Sekou Nkrumah, on social media, said he won’t take it lightly with anyone who wants to damage the legacy of his father.
“I have my reservations with some aspects of Nkrumah’s political legacy, but I will not sit down for an old Ga fool to put him down!” he posted on Facebook.
Joshua Attoh Quarshie made some assertions that Kwame Nkrumah never acquired a Ph.D. as Ghanaians were made to believe.
According to the former Gold Coast Politician, Ghana’s first president was rather a janitor, who cleaned toilets for a living.
“Nkrumah used to pump the toilet before he can get his daily bread…he never studied anything…socialists put all these on Nkrumah…what did he study?” he quizzed.
“So how can that stupid UP man explain that with no university degree Nkrumah could write 15 solid political books? I mean how? How many books did their doctors and professors combined write?” he wrote.
“…Nkrumah was top of his class, an excellent academic with several university degrees! An exceptional political organizer and orator! A political theorist who shaped the African decolonization process! A legend who put Ghana on the world political map. A hero who made Africa great again!” he added.
Attoh Quarshie, in the interview, said Nkrumah “never studied anything…socialists put all these on Nkrumah…what did he study?”
Mr. Attoh Quarshie said that when the Osagyefo appeared before the Watson Commission, he was asked whether he was a PhD holder to earn the title “Dr”; he (Nkrumah) answered no.
“When they called him ‘Dr Nkrumah’, he appeared before Watson Commission and he was asked ‘Are you a doctor…?’ and he said no. He [was] trying to write his thesis for Theology,” he said on Citi TV.
He reiterated that there are crooks who buy some of these degrees from the universities. He added that Kwame Nkrumah’s master was Ako Adjei so it was he (Ako Adjei) who recommended Nkrumah to Dr. JB Danquah and other members of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) to be their General Secretary.