Mr Bauh Inusah, Brong Ahafo Regional Secretary of the People’s National Convention(PNC), has called on the leadership of the Convention People’s Party(CPP) and the People’s National Convention to sacrifice their positions and merge.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, he noted that the unwillingness of some high ranking members of the two parties to relinquish their positions and the employment of divide and rule tactics were contributory factors to the stalling of the merger talks.
The regional PNC secretary noted that as members of the Nkrumaist tradition, they shared a common goal and vision, whose stakes and objectives stood to be actualized by the availability of the rich human resources base of the two parties.
Mr Inusah appealed to the national executives of the PNC and the CPP to fast track efforts at merging the two parties to put them in a solid position to contest the 2012 general elections.
“There is a letter from the CPP to the national executives of the PNC in Accra to the effect that the CPP had indicated they would enter into unity talks with the PNC after CPP’s congress.
“We are yet to see the manifestation of this statement”, he stated, adding, “both the NPP and the NDC still waste time engaging in politics of insults. They are not well focused in fulfilling and tackling critical issues of development. Democracy is about expressing ideas through development and this is what the NPP and NDC are not doing, thus, drawing the country’s development backward”.
The regional secretary said the regional leaderships of the two parties were asking for an alliance because it was the cry of many Ghanaians that without the merger neither the PNC nor the CPP could win the elections.
“They (PNC and CPP) know it themselves. It’s the cry of the people at the lorry parks and the market places for change”, he stated, adding that, the CPP and the PNC in Brong–Ahafo had agreed to merge and that all the necessary modalities had been worked out.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) of the PNC during the last congress in Sunyani mandated the party to go into unity talks, so we in the region do not need any approval from the national executives of both parties. Madam Samia Nkrumah of the CPP also added her voice to the call for unity so we don’t need any agreement from the leaderships”, he emphasized.
On the use of a common and an appropriate symbol for the two Nkrumaist parties after a merger, he appealed to the leadership of both parties to consider either uniting the cockerel and the coconut or getting a new symbol to represent both parties.