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Politics of Sunday, 24 July 2011


CPP Detractors Must Leave Ladi Alone

With reference to the circulating story in the media that - CPP Chairman is a puppet of Dr. Ndoum, we find the statement from such a discreditable group like SANKOFA rather unfortunate and of no merit.

The Convention People’s Party has on several occasions stated on different platforms that the group calling itself SANKOFA CPP MOVEMENT is unknown to the party and thus, continue to be an alien organization to our dear party. It is an open secret that the so-called SANKOFA group is anti-CPP and it is only made up of hungry persons, who have been contracted by some leading members in the party as well as some influential persons in the NDC. Without mincing words, we wish to emphasize the point that the SANKOFA is fully sponsored by Hon. Samia Yaba Nkrumah and H.E. John Evans Atta Mills. The main motive behind the establishment of this so-called SANKOFA group by these detractors is to maintain the status quo by ensuring that the CPP does not rise above its dwindling fortunes to victory.

It can indisputably be argued that Samia is under some form of pressure from some quarters to do things against her wish. It is a known fact that it has never been part of her intentions to contest for the Chairmanship position of a great party like CPP at this time. But forces within and outside the CPP are trying hard to use Samia as a facade to push through their ulterior agenda as 2012 general election approaches. It will be recalled that the brother of Hon. Samia Nkrumah, Dr Sekou Nkrumah on Monday, 18 July 2011, stated on Joy FM Morning Show that his sister, is ‘Rushing to lead the party’ and that, she is not mature enough in Ghanaian politics to contest for such a prestigious position in a party like CPP. These upshots are what we consider discomforting to hear and rather ill-fated.

It is a bare fact that Mr. Ladi Nylander is an accomplished business man and an astute politician with an impeccable track record as leader and chairman of the great. Unlike some others who are being sponsored by H.E. Atta Mills and His NDC, he is able to sponsor his own campaign and does not need anybody to fund him. It is an indictment for anybody to think that Mr. Ladi Nylander could be a puppet to anyone for any reason. We crave the indulgence of the public and the media to treat with contempt, all statements by the purported SANKOFA group since it is a “fifth colonist state” that is seeking the demise of the CPP.

SIGNED: Kofi Frimpong The Cordinator Upper West Akim Constituency (0261490146)