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Politics of Thursday, 20 December 2012

Source: myjoyonline

Samia initiates “biggest shake- up” in CPP history

Chairperson for the Conventions People’s Party (CPP) Samia Yaba Nkrumah has tabled a "5 - Point Plan" for discussion with the Party’s Leadership, which if approved, will result in major shake-up in the party’s 63-year history.

The plan includes a total restructuring, re-branding, strengthening party education, renewed activism, internal financial re-organization, Nkrumahist unity, and greater international re-connection.

This will be followed by consultation with the membership of the party, beginning with the Central Committee of the party followed by the National Executive Council.

A statement issued by the CPP’s Communications Directorate noted, “The Party Chair believes that the CPP went into the 2012 elections knowing that these elections would serve as part of its renewal process”.

The CPP Chairperson is also expected to make a case for the need to give more roles to the youth, to enable them take centre stage in all affairs of the Party.

“Many of our candidates who ran are in their twenties and thirties and they now form the new vanguard of the Party.

“The Party machinery for her own campaign in Jomoro was heavily youth-driven and this is the model that the CPP Chair wants to repeat nationwide,” the statement stressed.