The newly elected chairperson of the Convention People’s (CPP) Party Samia Yaba Nkrumah has vowed that the party will remain a formidable independent party and will not merge with any other political party to contest in the 2012 elections.
Samia Nkrumah who defeated the former chairman, Ladi Nylander, in a landslide victory on Saturday September 10, promised that a “new CPP was in the making, an independent and credible party which will be manned by honest and sincere leaders”.
Prominent Progressive Nkrumahists have, in the immediate past, urged the new leader, daughter of the late president, to form a coalition with the Nkrumahist parties (NDC, PNC and GCPP) as a matter of urgency to adopt and develop strategies that will make an impact in the general elections.
However, Samia Nkrumah on Citi FM’s Eye Witness News on Monday September 12 dismissed this call, pointing out that the Convention People’s Party won a seat in parliament in Jomoro, notably without the help of the NDC or NPP.
“No, I have said this repeatedly, that the only way the Nkrumah tradition is going to re-emerge, for the benefit of the country, is if it remains independent. We have to stand alone.
“It is not because we are stubborn, it is because we want to see policies implemented in this country for the benefit of all Ghanaians. So we are holding on to the tradition to create the environment for fair distribution of opportunities”
She also acknowledged that the CPP bared deep divisional cracks which were incumbent on the new executives to reach out to all factions of the party to unite.
“We need every single member to come on board in all decision making within the party. We are fighting it at the national level so we need to repair it within our own party”.
Source Citifmonline Ghana