The strike ended on Sept. 22, when the dock and rail workers at Sekondi-Takoradi returned to work after a further broadcast by President Nkrumah, in which he again called on the men to go back and denounced the strike as “illegal” and “subversive.” On the face of it, this appeared as an industrial action against the budget but the govt. was able to show that well ahead of the strike one Ishmaila Annan, who was not a trade union official or member but an executive of the Moslem Association Party, with a history of organizing violence in Kumasi for the NLM, was the key orginzer for the United Party in supporting the strike. Others identified as being involved were C. W. Graves, a contractor in Sekondi, K.A. Amano, a timber merchant and two teachers, J. Kwesi Lamptey and Atta Bordoh. During the strike, according to the Sarkodee-Addo Commission report, J. B. Danquah, Obetsebi -Lamptey and the national executive of the United Party provided about 10,000 pounds to the strikers.This was eventually admitted by W.N. Grant the key union leader. The strike turned out to be a proxy war war between the United Party and the government of the day.