Dr. Sekou Nkrumah seems to have begun his campaign for the New Patriotic Party to wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) stating that Ghana needs a more dynamic leader to take control of its affairs.
Speaking on Joy FM, Tuesday, Dr. Nkrumah described Nana Akufo-Addo as a nice, strong and confident leader but however stated that he cannot vouch for the NPP leader’s competence unless Ghanaians give him the opportunity to prove himself.
He said Ghanaians must judge for themselves how well the Mills administration has performed and decide during the upcoming December elections.
Dr. Nkrumah added that President Mills has demonstrated beyond doubt that he cannot deliver and the only alternative is the NPP hence his decision to join them.
Dr. Nkrumah officially joined the NPP last week after he quit the NDC last year. His decision to resign from the NDC came weeks after he had been dismissed as the head of the National Youth Council.
Sekou Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who has been an ardent critic of the Mills administration also stated that President Mills is being manipulated by some people behind the scenes.
According to him, the bitter relationship between President Mills and the Rawlingses is being fueled by some strong personalities within the Mills administration who he failed to reveal.
“He is still not his own man, it is likely that he is still being manipulated by some people behind and that is why I am saying if you don’t have a strong personality that is what happens” Dr. Nkrumah said.
He added “you need to be strong to be in a leadership position”.