CPP Chairman calls for truce

Prof. Edmund Delle
Prof. Edmund Delle

The Convention People’s Party has stated its readiness to resolve the  impasse in the party and forge ahead in unity to vigorously campaign to win the December 7 polls.

Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, CPP National Chairman and Leader, has called for a truce within the party to allow the Disciplinary Committee to work to settle the case involving the interdicted General Secretary and the National Youth Organiser.

It would be recalled that the party’s Central Committee on Thursday June 30, interdicted Mr Nii Amarh Akomfrah, General Secretary and Ernest Kofi Yeboah, National Youth Organiser, following conducts the party described as gross indiscipline, which brought the name of the party in disrepute.

The Chairman in an interview said he has nothing against the two interdicted officers, and assured the party faithful and Ghanaians of the readiness and commitment of the leadership to resolve the impasse in time.

He therefore called for cool heads to prevail and “allow peace to prevail in the party”, even as the Disciplinary Committee works to resolve the matter.

Describing the CPP as a party that believes in democratic centralism, the Chairman noted that it was the reason why the Central Committee’s (the highest administration body of the party), majority decision was supported by the party.

The CPP Chairman said “the CPP believes in comradeship and forbearance”, urging aggrieved members of the party to follow appropriate channels to resolve problems indoors and stop commenting on the matter in the media.

Prof Delle said the party is ready to campaign on issues and ideas, calling on all to ensure that the electioneering is devoid of insults, rancour and character assassination.

He noted the party’s commitment to fight corruption at all levels, and stated that the action of the Central Committee should not be misconstrued as the party being against those fighting the menace.

“It should not be understood that we are against anybody who talks against corruption, we are only saying that it was a procedure we wanted to be followed,” he observed, adding that those who do not know the party’s position on corruption should stop deceiving the public.

Prof Delle called on any member of the party who is not satisfied or aggrieved in the party to approach him and register their complains with him so that they would find appropriate channels to address them.

Although the party believes in an issue based campaign, Prof Delle intimated that “we do not want anybody to provoke mayhem in the party or in the country”.

Source: GNA

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