Today In History: Socialist Movement Commemorate the Overthrown of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

A socialist group by the name, Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG), Bibiani Collective has described as ” Ghana’s Day of Shame”, the day the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown by a military coup d’etat.

(Original Caption) 3/4 length photograph shows Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Prime Minister of Ghana. Undated.


It would be recalled that, on February 24, 1966 , President Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown by coup d’etat by the National Liberation Council led by General Kotoka.

Government officials carry Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah on their shoulders after Ghana obtains its independence from Great Britain.
Kwame Nkrumah PC (1909 – 1972) led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. Nkrumah first gained power as leader of the colonial Gold Coast, and held it until he was deposed in 1966. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Ghanaian politician Kwame Nkrumah (1909 – 1972), circa 1955. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Read the details of the Group’s statement below as the commemorate Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the Day of his overthrown.

By: Daniel Akwasi Nuako, Bibiani

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