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Politics of Tuesday, 16 April 2002

Source: Graphic

CPP + NRP = NC2P

THE Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the National Reform Party (NRP) have proposed the formation of a new political party to be known as the New Convention People’s Party (NCPP).

“Following nine months of negotiations and consultations within the Inter-Party Co-ordinating Committee, the leaderships of the Convention People’s Party and the National Reform Party have proposed the name for the merged party as the New Convention People’s Party,” it said.

This was contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Abubakr Al-Hassaan and Mr Peter Gameli Kpordugbe, Leader of the CPP and Chairman of the NRP respectively .

According to the statement, the proposed symbol for the new party is a red cockerel against a background of a rising sun.

It said the draft political platform of the two political parties, the “ New Convention”, commits the NCPP to mobilise grassroots activism, especially amongst women and youth, in the fight against exploitation and social injustice .
The statement said the new party will prosecute vigorously issues of national unity and a productive and self-reliant national economy.
It said the draft constitution of the party also guarantees internal party democracy, stressing that “ our organisation building programme will ensure that the New Convention People’s Party will be fully owned by all its members”.
The statement said the proposals for the formation of the new party will now be presented to the mass membership of the parties for approval and ratification at their respective congresses.
“Subsequently, the New Convention People’s Party will hold a congress to adopt the final version of the New Convention and the party constitution and also elect national officers,” it said.
The statement said the leadership of the two parties will be launching a national programme of activities to popularise the New Convention and the demands and opportunities of activist politics.
It said the New Convention People’s Party shall keep the doors of unity open for others desirous of joining its ranks to wrest political power in the next elections.