• Short Summary

    KOMLA GBEDEMAH, A FORMER MINISTER IN KWAME NKRUMAH'S GOVERNMENT, IS MAKING A BID FOR POWER IN GHANA IN TODAY'S (AUG 29) ELECTION -- THE FIRST SINCE THE MILITARY DEPOSED NKRUMAH IN A BLOODLESS COUP FOUR YEARS AGO.

  • Description


    CROWDS CHEERING; GBEDEMAH SPEAKING



    TRANSCRIPT: "IF WE ARE TO BUILD OUR COUNTRY WE MUST NOT EXPECT PEOPLE FROM EUROPE OR AMERICAN OR FROM CHINA TO COME AND DO IT FOR US. WE WILL NEED ADVICE AND IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE MEN TO ADVISE US WE CAN SEEK ADVISORS. BUT THIS ENORMOUS TASK WILL HAVE TO BE DONE BY OURSELVES. AND WE MUST CONDITION OURSELVES TO WORK SO HARD WITHOUT TIRING THAT IN FIVE YEARS WE CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY TO OURSELVES: COULD THIS HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE? YES, IT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE. BUT MEN WERE MISGUIDED, MEN LOST THEIR SENSE OF DIRECTION, MEN LOST THE REASONS WHICH PUT THEM INTO PUBLIC OFFICE AND BEGAN TO LOOK ONLY AT THEIR OWN INTERESTS. I HAVE TOLD EVERY MEMBER SEEKING ELECTION TO PARLIAMENT THAT IF THEY THINK PARLIAMENT IS A PLACE WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE MONEY THEN THEY CAN RETHINK. BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT SUCH PEOPLE IN OUR POPULAR PARTY."




    Initials KM/VS/DW/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KOMLA GBEDEMAH, A FORMER MINISTER IN KWAME NKRUMAH'S GOVERNMENT, IS MAKING A BID FOR POWER IN GHANA IN TODAY'S (AUG 29) ELECTION -- THE FIRST SINCE THE MILITARY DEPOSED NKRUMAH IN A BLOODLESS COUP FOUR YEARS AGO.

    ON THURSDAY HE SPOKE TO THOUSANDS OF CHEERING SUPPORTERS AT A MASSIVE ELECTION RALLY HELD IN ACCRA. TWO MILLION VOTERS ARE EXPECTED TO TURN OUT TO ELECT 140 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS AFTER AN ORDERLY CAMPAIGN.

    THE LEADERSHIP BATTLE IS BEING FOUGHT BETWEEN GBEDEMAH, 57, LEADER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF LIBERALS (NAL) AND DR. KOFI BUSIA, 56, OF THE PROGRESS PARTY (PP).

    POLITICAL OBSERVERS SAY THAT NEITHER MAN HAS SUFFICIENT SUPPORT FOR A CLEAR MAJORITY AND PREDICT A COALITION GOVERNMENT. AT THURSDAY'S RALLY MR GBEDEMAH SPOKE OF GHANA'S FUTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3AYKG8I2OFTHFFQBHXKQ2M13
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3AYKG8I2OFTHFFQBHXKQ2M13
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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