FROM PATRICE SYLVESTER SELORMEY, HO
THE VOLTA Region branch of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), at an emergency meeting held in Ho on January 12, 2018, has resolved that the national leadership and the central committee of the party take immediate steps to resolve all differences that affect the fortunes of the party.
In a four-point resolution aimed at winning the 2020 elections copied to the chairman of the council of elders that the DAILY HERITAGE laid hands, the party tasked various committees to function effectively ahead of the next general election.
The resolution, signed by the regional chairman, Mr Francis Ntumy, directed that preparation towards the 2020 general election ought to begin now to avoid defeat.
It further demanded that as a matter of urgency the CPP must renew efforts at bringing total unity among splinter Nkrumahist parties including the People’s National Convention (PNC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Great Consolidated Popular Party.
The resolution noted with grave concern the abysmal performance of the party in the 2016 general election. The CPP obtained below one percent of the presidential votes and failed to win a single parliamentary seat.
The CPP, therefore, called for rebranding of the party to make it more attractive to the grassroots in an honest, sincere and committed manner to bring together all the splinter parties that profess the ideals of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
The resolution further bemoaned the same fate that befell the other Nkrumahist traditions (PNC and PPP) and stated that it was their resolve and determination to end the steady decline of the fortunes of the Nkrumahist parties.
“The regional executive committee realised that a major cause of this sad situation was lack of unity and cohesion in the party, as well as the divided Nkrumahist front which contributed to the abysmal performance,” a portion of the resolution noted.
The party further bemoaned the inability of the 2016 flagbearer, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet to visit all the constituencies in the region, which deprived the rest of the people the opportunity of knowing him to listen to his message.
This, according to the resolution, impacted negatively on the outcome of the elections. It therefore called for an end to serious organisational and campaign activities only during election year.
It said the party must plan such that it could utilise the entire four-year election period since elections are held every four years.
It furthermore condemned all pre-election rivalries where losers refuse to be part of presidential and parliamentary campaigns and rather launch vicious media attacks on the party.