When asked how the reconstruction of the country was faring after the overthrow of the Nkrumah regime, General Kotoka said; “The country is going very well indeed and everybody is working hard and we hope it won’t be long when the country will be well-positioned”
General Kotoka also indicated that Nkrumah would be welcome with open arms should he decide to return back to the country.
“We will be very pleased indeed to have him back in Ghana and we will give him the red carpet” he remarked.
General Emmanuel Kotoka was the head of the Ghana Armed Forces and a key member of the National Liberation Council (NLC) which replaced Nkrumah’s government.
Its been alleged that the masterminds of the February 24, 1966, coup d’état to replace the Nkrumah regime was orchestrated by the then Inspector General of Police, J.W.K Harley, Major General Emmanuel Kotoka and Major A.A Afrifa.
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