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Politics of Tuesday, 2 August 2016


CPP Chair accused of masterminding attack on suspended officers

Embattled General Secretary and National Youth Organizer of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Nii Armah Akomfra and Ernesto Yeboah were prevented from entering the party premises.

The Youth League of the party has accused the party's Chairman, Prof. Edmund Delle of sending 'thugs' to attack the two suspended officers.

Information gathered by has it that were clashes at the CPP head office on Monday morning between some “macho men” and supporters of the party’s suspended officers.

General Secretary of the Youth League in an interview said he supporters were stopped by macho men “under the instruction of Chairman and leader to prevent us from entering so we are at the police station to resolve the issue.”

“I know that because I have intelligence coming from various places that suggests so. What I know is that cavalry of people themselves cannot get up and do a thing like this. This is exactly what they want, that there is chaos in the party and that the party will not look attractive… they will have authority over the party to be getting whatever they get from it.”

The two officers were suspended for publicly lambasting the presidential candidate over his comments on the President Mahama's ford saga. Meanwhile the office of the Chairman has denied the allegations.

His aid Selassie Ackon said “the National Chairman and Leader of the CPP, has not, will not and cannot send thugs or macho men to prevent any party member from entering the premises of the Convention People’s party. I am saying this on authority, I am saying this as his aide.” “Chairman Delle has no negatives against any member of the CPP, he will do no such things. He was brought in as a Chairman to foster unity.”

The UK branch of the party has in recent times called for the suspension of Prof. Delle because they believe he is working against the party.

The party is currently divided over the suspension of the two officers.

The Youth League and the UK branch have both called for the officers to be instated. But a recommendation to reinstate them has been rejected by the party. According to the party due process needs to followed in their case.