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Politics of Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Source: tv3network.com

CPP not considering any alliance for 2016 – Party elder

Chairman of the Council of Elders of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Felix Amoah says the party is not considering any alliance going into the 2016 general elections.

He said reports about the party merging with other Nkrumahist parties are just within media cycles.

“The alliance question has not come up yet,”Mr Amoah said on Tuesday, October 20. “It has come of course; we are all hearing it but we haven’t gotten to the point where a decision should be taken.”

This comes contrary to reports that the CPP is strongly in discussions with other like-minded parties especially the People’s National Convention (PNC) and the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) over a merger in 2016.

“Even if you have to go into alliance, you must go into alliance from a position of strength,” Mr Amoah said, explaining that what the party is currently concentrated on is reorganizing.

Chairman of the party Professor Edmund Delle said the party will no longer be at the whims and caprices of any other political party.

“We shall prove to Ghanaians and the world that CPP is capable of building itself up,” he said at a forum to discuss on the way forward for the party.

But the party’s 2012 flagbearer, Dr Abu Sakara Forster, said it will be suicidal if the party does not merge with other Nkrumahist parties given its fortunes since 1992.

“If we do not bind together and seize the political space that is left for us, we will be pushed off the political landscape altogether.”

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