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Stand-out to defend tenets of Nkrumahism – Prof Delle

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Professor Edmund Delle, former National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party, (CPP) at the weekend called on Nkrumaists to stand-out to defend the principles and tenets of Nkrumahism in the face of daunting challenges.

He said: “The party is going through a traumatic period with overwhelming challenges perpetrated by reactionary forces within and without that intended to divert the party’s attention and resources from focusing on strategies for Election 2012.

“We must watch and be resolute against propagandist manipulations of deepening internal antagonism, creating imaginary enemies among comrades, especially aspiring national officers, and trumpeting our differences to cause confusion amongst the rank and file for their selfish gains.”

Speaking to journalists at the end of the Greater Accra Regional Delegates Congress at the weekend, Prof Delle appealed to CPP members, sympathizers and activists throughout the country not to be perturbed, but remain focused, unmovable and concentrate on the ultimate goal of overhauling the party as a political force in the country.

Prof Delle who is contesting for the CPP National Chairman and Leadership slot, said: “What is important is for all members, from the national executives through the regions, constituencies and the ward levels, to focus on the CPP’s main agenda of liberating Ghana from economic enslavement once again.”

He therefore cautioned members against creating internal infractions, stressing; “Internal bickering has not helped us in the past and would not help us in the future…we must bury our differences join hands together and fight for the interest of mother Ghana”.

The aspiring National Chairman and Leader gave the assurance that under his leadership, the party hierarchy would mobilize and use tested men, problem-solvers to help CPP to surmount the hiccups.

He stated that as Chairman, he would revamp the internal structures for conflict resolution, adding “CPP is a big family and as such family matters must be resolved within, and we should not run to the outside world first, let us use internal mechanisms for conflict resolution”.

Responding to questions, Prof Delle explained that since exiting the party’s frontline role in 2007, he had kept a back low profile to give the leaders room to operate.

“However I have continued to support the party through various means…as a committed loyal party member and as a seasoned politician you must provide support at all times.”

On his comeback bid, he said it was to combine experience, tenacity, maturity, technical know-how and political vibrancy as well as ability to work with all democratic stakeholders to the advantage of the CPP.”

At the regional congress, the party elected Mr George Nana Boadi a Tema-based business man, as chairman, to lead the party in the Region for the next four years.

Other elected executives include Madam Thelma Lamptey, first vice chairman; Mr Richard Nii Oshiu Cudjoe, second vice chairman; Mr Paul Kwamena Anaman, Secretary and Ms Kate Quaye as women’s organizer and Mr Michael Kwamena–Sam, treasurer.

The rest are Mr Isaac Oteng, youth organizer; Mr Koo Mensah–Frempong, organiser and Mr Richard Nat Nyanyo, education secretary.

Source: GNA

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