The leadership of the Convention People’s party says it has accepted “in good faith” the public declaration by Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom to part ways with the party.
In a statement signed by the Chairperson of the CPP, Samia Yaba Nkrumah, it said the CPP recognises the right to free association as guaranteed by Ghana’s 1992 constitution and urged Dr. Nduom and supporters who have publicly indicated their departure from the CPP to formally write to the Party.
The statement added that the public declaration separates Dr Nduom from the historic and global tradition of the CPP and all its supporters.
Below is the full statement by the CPP
CPP OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON DR. NDUOM’S RESIGNATION FROM THE PARTY
“The CPP Moves on!”
The Leadership of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) acknowledges and accepts in good faith the public declaration by the immediate past flag bearer of the Party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom to part ways with the CPP and to form his own political party.
This occurred at a press briefing on the 28th of December 2011 at the Press Centre in Accra.
The Convention People’s Party recognises the right to free association as guaranteed by Ghana’s 1992 constitution.
The public declaration separates Dr Nduom from the historic and global tradition of the CPP and all its supporters.
The Party has written to him and all known individuals who have publicly indicated their departure from the CPP to write to the Party formally in line with the provision of the CPP’s constitution.
Members are reminded that as per provisions of article 10. 1(a) of the Party constitution, membership is subject to undivided loyalty to the CPP only, which means one cannot belong to two political parties.
The Convention People’s Party remains committed to its stated ideology and declared aims and objectives including;
•consolidating, deepening and maintaining the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Ghana;
•of safeguarding and defending the Constitution of Ghana;
•taking all necessary steps to ensure the political, economic and social progress and stability of Ghana and promote national reconciliation and unity;
•offering Ghanaians a Government based on Nkrumaist principles of self-determination, social justice and Pan-Africanism.
•protecting and enhance Ghanaian culture, heritage and institutions;
•working relentlessly for political and economic unity of Africa and co-operate with intra-African institutions and agencies towards the realization of this goal.
Leadership hereby calls on all members to stand firm and let us all seize this opportunity to re-claim our identity, remove all doubts about our resolve to bring unity and cohesion to our Party and the Nkrumaist tradition.
Let us mobilize with a sense of urgency and work towards reclaiming our rightful place in Ghanaian politics in 2012 and beyond for the benefit of our people.
Samia Yaba Nkrumah, MP
Chairperson and Leader