The power struggle that has bedeviled the Convention People’s Party (CPP) continuous unabated with the latest being a call by a group of party members, mostly former executives of its wing in the tertiary institutions, TESCHART for the immediate resignation of the party’s Chairman, Ladi Nylander.
They noted that “his style of leadership has brought about factionalism” since some of the party’s flagbearear aspirants have aligned themselves with aspirants vying for national posts.
At a press conference in Accra yesterday, spokesman for the group, one Godwin Setsofia said the actions and inactions of Mr. Nylander constituted a recipe for disaster for the CPP because “it threatens the already fragile cohesion in the party.”
He asked the National Chairman and leader of the party “to do the honourable thing of stepping aside to allow an interim committee to oversee the activities of the party, including the Congress Steering Committee, which is mandated to hold a successful National Delegates’ Congress.”
Leaders of the group revealed that “the current leader (Nylander) lacks vision and have brought the good name of the party into gross disrepute in the eyes of Ghanaians.”
This, they said, was evident in the numerous postponements and more recently an abrupt ended of regional congress of the CPP in Takoradi, which took place under his watch over the
“A leadership of this nature, as well as the aforementioned event in Takoradi, only causes financial loss to the party and its members, especially leading members campaigning for positions,” spokesman for the group said.
Aside that, the former TESCHART executives noted that “it is public knowledge that the organization of the National Delegates’ Congress has been poor to put it mildly which is underpinned by the myriad of irregularities that have affected the organization of conferences in some regions, and more gravely the numerous changes in dates for the congress, as though it was a political football.”
In that regard, they emphasized that Nylander’s push for early congress on April 30 was defeated since it has been postponed for three consecutive times in a period of one week from July 24 to July 30 and then indefinitely, while the party’s Chairman runs around seeking re-election.
That notwithstanding, they claim “the chairman has been dishonest with the CPP fraternity and Ghanaians as a whole and thereby betrayed the trust vested in him.”
They said Nylander made an open declaration to congress in 2007 that he was going to occupy the Chairmanship position for a single term to improve the lot of the CPP.
Setsofia and his colleagues noted that “he (the party Chairman) has failed in this task and cannot be allowed to continue toying with our great party and for that matter we also cannot tolerate such dishonest style of leadership in Ghana since it sets a wrong precedence to the country’s youth, whose capacity is already not so equipped.”
Furthermore, the group said “Mr. Nylander and his leadership have grossly mismanaged our great party, evidence abounds when one goes around and observes all the offices which have been collapsed and even in the case of party faithful donating their premises to be used as offices, they have taken back their
properties so as to put to them to good use due to the poor maintenance of those properties.”
“TESCHART branches which were in many tertiary institutions when the current leader took over from his predecessor, Prof. Delle, are all now non-existent just like the 16 vehicles that were handed over to him,” they insisted,
“Information is making the rounds to the effect that the CPP under Mr. Nylander is broke, logistically bankrupt and dependent on some individuals for funding.”
The former TESCHART executives claim they are in touch with the grassroots supporters and youth who according to them are the lifeline and future of the CPP.
“We cannot sit by and watch this go on, all evil needs to thrive is for good people to do nothing.”
In the interest of the party, which they said supersedes any other persons’ parochial interest, the former TESCHART executives therefore noted that “Mr. Nylander should step aside and allow an interim committee to oversee the activities of the party.”
Source Daily Guide Ghana