Sekou chided the National Executives of the CPP whom he said are living in the shadows of their party founder, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah instead of working assiduously to redeem the political image of the party.
“The performance of the CPP at elections is a mockery of Nkrumah’s legacy and it belittles his memory,” he added.
Sekou’s comment is an apparent response to the CPP’s manifesto launch ahead of the December general elections.
According to the party, the highlights of its manifesto will touch on three thematic areas including job creation and social justice.
National executives of the CPP are optimistic of changing the party’s electoral fortunes in the December polls given its issue-based campaign which they say will woo Ghanaians to vote for them.
But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, Sekou Nkrumah said the CPP’s manifesto launch is a total waste of time.
“However well written and nice the manifesto is going to be, it will only sit on the shelve because it can’t be implemented. The CPP cannot compete with the NDC and NPP in the 2012 elections”.
Dr. Nkrumah indicated that electoral defeat is like an indelible blight which has plagued CPP hence until the party detaches itself from the ‘Nkrumaist mentality’, the problem will still persist.
“The CPP in Nkrumah’s day is a different CPP. Life changes but they [National Executives] are living in the past”.
He maintained that the CPP should focus on improving its Parliamentary representation by aligning itself with either the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the general elections.
Sekou Nkrumah urged the CPP National Executives to put their act together and bring back the party from obscurity than “running around pretending to be big shots of a party that everyone knows has no weight”.
Source Joy News Ghana