Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Dr Kofi Busia
Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Dr Kofi Busia

Adomonline.com has sighted a ‘consolation letter’ written by Ghana’s premier president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah in 1972 to the then-recently-overthrown president of Ghana, Dr Kofi A. Busia.

Dr Kwame Nkrumah in his ‘consolation letter’ to the newly overthrown Dr Busia, spoke about criticisms he (Dr Busia) fueled leading to his overthrow as the same criticisms led to Dr Busia’s overthrow.

“I am sure that you now realise that those who criticize other people without bothering to assign good reasons for their reasons eventually end up as victims of their own circumstances. After you have finished spoiling other people, you will be surprised to find out that you have spoiled yourself,” an excerpt of the letter read.  

Dr Kwame Nkrumah in the letter describing Dr Busia as a political weakling, revealed the role he played in the overthrow of Dr Busia’s government.

Read full letter below: