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The first female Member of Parliament, Lucy Anning says she was imprisoned for supporting the erstwhile Nkrumah administration.

According to her, she was pregnant with her first born when she together with other women were rounded up and sent to the James Fort prisons for no apparent reason.

Madam Anning was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, September, 21, 2015 as part of activities to mark the birthday of Ghana’s first president.

She noted that, through their selflessness and visionary abilities, they helped to transform Ghana in the way Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had envisioned.

“Majority of us had not gone to school but Nkrumah had confidence in us and worked hard to ensure he achieved his goals”.

Madam Lucy Anning said the government at the time saw them as a threat thus put them behind bars to ensure the Nkrumah legacy dies.

She maintained that Ghana begun to deteriorate after the unfortunate overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

“Ghana is cursed because of what our leaders did to Nkrumah so if they don’t change certain things in the constitutions, we will continue to suffer” she stressed.

Madam Lucy Anning was hopeful the CPP with Nkrumah daughter, Samia as a likely flagbearer, the party will come alive.

Source: adomonline

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